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Deaths from Traumatic Brain Injury Rise in Elderly

More elderly people are dying from traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a recent report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), noted that in general fatalities caused by TBI declined... Read More

Bill Targets Nursing Home Abuse with In-Room Cameras

A proposed bill would allow video cameras to be installed in assisted living facilities, in an attempt to deter elder abuse and neglect. Under the proposal, backed by Missouri Rep. Andrew McDaniel, families would have the option to voluntarily install video cameras in their loved one’s rooms... Read More

Medication Risk for Elderly in Nursing Homes

A study of nursing homes in Ontario, Canada says that the homes regularly put their entire resident populations at risk by overprescribing antibiotics to patients whether they need the drugs or not. The study researched the prescription protocols in 2010 and 2011 of 607 different Ontario nursing... Read More

Nursing Home Abuse Case that Shocked the Nation

The team at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye are concerned about the treatment of some of our elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted care facilities across Long Island. Reports of abuse, including the abandonment of 19 elderly patients at a nursing home in California two years ago,... Read More