Researching and Assessing Nursing Homes in Ohio

Trying to find a skilled nursing home, residential care facility, or an assisted living facility for a parent or loved one can be very difficult. Although there are some significant differences, these facilities will all be referred to as nursing home or nursing home facility in this article. When the issue of moving Mom or Dad comes up suddenly, or you learn the state of Ohio is rated third … [Read more...]

What Is A Nursing Home?

The aged population, which consists of people 65 years or older, numbers between 45 and 50 million US citizens (in the latest census). This demographic represents about 15% of the US population, or about one in every seven Americans. Luckily, over 90% of that demographic is covered by health insurance. Unfortunately, about 37% also deal with some form of disability which includes limitations in … [Read more...]

Picking The Right Ohio Nursing Home For You or a Loved One

Often times we don’t have the luxury of researching local nursing homes for a family member before the need arises. A sudden illness or injury could prompt a need for admission for rehabilitation or permanent placement at a nursing home. In this type of case a family may be presented with a list of 3 or 4 available homes by a local hospital and the need for a quick transfer eliminates the ability … [Read more...]

How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Life in a Nursing Home Facility

The national center for health statistics indicates there are approximately 16,000 nursing homes in the United States with about 1.7 million beds available to potential residents. According to the same study, those nursing homes house about 1.4 million residents across the country. Astonishingly, almost half of those residents report suffering from some form of Alzheimer's disease or other … [Read more...]

Eliza Bryant Center Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio State Inspection Report

As a part of our commitment to community service we will be providing inspection information to the public associated with Ohio Department of Health inspections of the nursing homes in our state. Nursing homes are subject to a number of inspections by the state. There are certification surveys, licensure surveys and complaint investigations. The information we are providing is available … [Read more...]

New Changes To Nursing Home Regulations and Requirements

As of November 2016, there had not been any comprehensive updates to America's nursing home requirements and regulations since 1991. According to Medicare's website, there are over 15,000 facilities and over 1.4 million residents governed by the requirements imposed by Medicare. Over the past five years, the drop in the overall ratings for nursing homes across the country has become … [Read more...]

Nurse Accused of Murdering Multiple Nursing Home Patients Ages 75 to 96

As reported on January 13, 2017 by the BBC news, new charges have been filed against Elizabeth Wettlauffer, a Canadian nurse who worked in various nursing homes. Ontario Police Provincial charged Elizabeth Wettlauffer with four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Ms Wettlauffer already faces first-degree murder charges for patients under her care in two southwestern … [Read more...]

It’s Important To Act Quickly Against Nursing Home Abuse

There are nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the state of Ohio. Each year, the nursing home abuse attorneys at our law firm (Slater & Zurz LLP) speak to several hundred residents and/or their family members about potential abuse and neglect claims against these various Ohio nursing homes. While we pride ourselves in the amount of families that we are able to help through the difficult claims … [Read more...]

Falling is One of Most Common Causes of Injury in Nursing Homes

Falls are one of the most common mechanisms of injury that occur in the nursing home setting. While an individual, when they first enter a nursing home, may not be a fall risk that may change during the time of their residency. Due to the nature of the changes to the human body as we age, we become more susceptible to injury from falls due to mineral loss in our bones and a lack of elasticity … [Read more...]

What Are Bed Sores and How Long Should They Take To Heal?

  Pressure sores, commonly referred to as "pressure ulcers" or "bed sores", are a common issue among the elderly community, especially those in nursing homes. Bed sores are an injury to the skin, usually involving the underlying tissue. They can form under many different circumstances; being bed-bound, incontinence, having a poor diet, limited mobility and not staying properly hydrated … [Read more...]