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Ohio nursing home makes news for neglect

Nursing home negligence is a serious problem among nursing homes in the United States. Nursing homes don't always provide the standard of care that people expect. In fact, there are many cases that happen each year involving patients who are hurt or killed because of negligence, errors or malicious behavior.

The elderly deserve protection against abuse in Ohio

Every state has laws to protect the elderly. These laws help prevent neglect, abuse and exploitation of those who are unable to protect themselves against it. This is important to know if you believe your loved one is a victim of abuse or exploitation in a nursing home.

Top-ranked Ohio nursing homes devote themselves to good care

While there are a few bad apples in Ohio's nursing homes, the good news is that 130 of Ohio's nursing homes have been rated as the best in the state. These nursing homes provide some of the best care for patients, which is something every family wants for their loved ones.

Choosing a nursing home: Knowing the rating system

Choosing a nursing home is a critical step in making sure a loved one is taken care of in the long term. Nursing homes are rated in accordance with a number of requirements. For instance, nursing homes with a one-star rating may have a history of abuse or poor hygiene, while five-star nursing homes may have a well-balanced staff and additional benefits for residents.

Is patient abuse in nursing homes very common?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or plan to find a nursing home for a loved one soon, it's important to know the state of the health care industry and in nursing homes across the country. Health care watchdog, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General, plans to release a formal report on the negative ways patients are being treated in skilled nursing facilities (SNF).

These signs of nursing home abuse could help you avoid trouble

If you put a loved one in a nursing home, you need to know that he or she will be in a safe environment with people who care about his or her well-being. There are many nursing facilities that aren't up to the task, and you want to know that you don't end up working with a sub-par agency.

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