Nursing Home Abuse

Tree of Love Project Gives Gifts to NE Nursing Home Residents for the Holidays

By Cullan & Cullan on December 7, 2012 - Comments off

According to a report, Box Butte County RSVP volunteers were busily decorating a special Christmas tree recently, which may make the holidays brighter for nursing home residents in Nebraska. The annual Tree of Love project provides gifts for the elderly who cannot afford a gift or may not have any family, and the decorative tree this year was set up at the Bank of the West in Hemingford. Each ornament on the Tree of Love represents each of the 30 residents at the Hemingford Community Care Center (HCCC) and it contains the name of the resident and a gift idea for that person.

Local residents are invited to select a name from this unique tree and purchase a holiday gift for the individual, and gift buyers are encouraged to return the package by December 14. The charitable RSVP volunteers have also set up a Tree of Love in Alliance at Thiele Gifts & More. The tree in Thiele contains ornaments for the 106 residents at the Good Samaritan and Highland Park senior living facilities. Benevolent gift-givers are asked to return wrapped items to Thiele Gifts & More by December 7 for residents of Highland Park and by December 14 for Good Samaritan residents. Read the rest »

Nebraska Nursing Home Neglect: What are the Signs?

By Cullan & Cullan on September 10, 2012 - Comments off

Omaha Nursing Home Neglect HazardInstances of nursing home abuse and neglect are far too common in an industry responsible for providing care and support for the elderly. Each year, an alarming number of innocent nursing home residents endure some type of abuse at the hands of the staff entrusted with their care, and due to fear or intimidation, many are afraid to report the abuse to loved ones or the appropriate authorities in or outside the care facility. However, those who have an elderly loved one in a nursing home can help protect their wellbeing by understanding and knowing the signs of nursing home neglect.

The following are several common problems and ailments associated with nursing home neglect for family and friends of the elderly loved one to be aware of:

  1. Falls: Falls are a serious cause of injury for the elderly, and if residents are not properly monitored, a serious fall accident may occur and the effects of the fall may worsen. Ensure that the staff is suitably monitoring your loved one to prevent a potentially dangerous fall incident. Read the rest »