Feb 1, 2019

Breast Cancer Surgery May Lead to More Nursing Home Resident Deaths than the Cancer Itself

By |February 1st, 2019|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

Breast cancer is an insidious disease. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 41,000 women will die this year from breast cancer. Many women will opt to undergo chemotherapy and radiation. Chemo, though an effective tool, can cause long-term damage to your organs, your bone marrow, and your nervous system, so some women may choose to forgo that option altogether, and have their breasts removed surgically. For older patients, like those in nursing [...]

Aug 14, 2018

What Causes Pressure Sores in Nursing Homes?

By |August 14th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

One of the most common injuries in nursing homes is pressure sores, also known as “pressure ulcers.” Even though they are one of the most common injuries to nursing home residents, they're also one of the most preventable. Pressure sore injuries can range from mild to extremely severe, causing serious infection or death. If your parent, sibling, spouse, child or other family member suffered pressure sore injuries in a nursing home or assisted [...]

Aug 9, 2018

Wrongful Death and Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

By |August 9th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

We place a great amount of trust into nursing homes that take care of our mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and other family members. We expect that the people we love will be treated with respect and be provided proper and safe care. When these expectations aren't met, the consequences can be tragic or even fatal. At least 90% of elderly people who live in a nursing home or care center in South Carolina [...]

Jul 3, 2018

AARP in SC Pushes for Increased Funding to Help Vulnerable Adults

By |July 3rd, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

In 2016 alone, according to AARP, close to 7,100 vulnerable adults were neglected, abused or exploited in South Carolina. Those statistics represent a 140% increase since 2010. The state agency responsible for providing care to these disabled and elderly adults has not received an increase in funding in almost two decades, according to the director of AARP South Carolina, Teresa Arnold. In fact, since 2001 funding for Adult Protective Services has been reduced [...]

Jun 6, 2017

Scabies Outbreak at Florence, SC Retirement Home Is Being Investigated by the DHEC

By |June 6th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

Carriage House of Florence, a retirement home and assisted living facility, is under investigation by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) after an outbreak of scabies occurred at the facility. On May 9, 2017, Carriage House officials contacted the DHEC, which responded by visiting the facility. News 13 quotes a DHEC press release as saying: “The department is working with the facility staff to ensure proper care of the [...]

Sep 10, 2015

How to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in South Carolina

By |September 10th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

Most of us were raised to value and respect our elders; however, we are living in a time when rather than being respected our elders are being subjected to abuse and neglect by the people entrusted with their care. The number of senior Americans is growing rapidly. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the senior age group is now the largest segment of the population. Over the next 30 years the population of [...]

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