The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy one. Sometimes it is inevitable after care at home is no longer sustainable and often it comes after a hospital visit or another sudden unfortunate event.
Reporting Abuse-let us all be diligent and err on the side of over cautious. If something even has the appearance of wrong when it comes to our elderly or disabled loved ones speak up. Call the authorities, call the Ohio Department of Health and in some cases contact a Nursing Home Injury Attorney.
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In people with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, wandering involves moving aimlessly around the facility without awareness of personal safety. For example, residents may leave their room, get on an elevator, and travel down to the basement. Elopement or escape takes residents even further afield — they leave or escape the facility unnoticed and unsupervised.
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As of April, 2019, Stow Glen was considered a Special Focus Facility candidate due to the poor care it was providing its residents.
Tragically, it is not uncommon to find that some nursing homes place a focus on profits at the expense of the health, safety, and welfare of residents. As a nursing home lawyer, I seek to achieve compensation, and a sense of justice, for the residents injured, and for their families, as the result of nursing home neglect, abuse, and negligence. Holding nursing homes financially liable for systematic resident endangerment is unfortunately the only way to get nursing homes to change poor practices.
As of June 10, 2019, Eliza Bryant had an overall rating of one star out of a possible 5 stars on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website.* A one star rating means that the nursing home is considered “much below average” in comparison to other nursing homes. This facility was also included in the April, 2019 federal government list of poorly performing nursing homes known as “Special Focus Facility candidates.”*
Filing a Complaint with the Ohio Department of Health and a consult with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer is a good starting point for families looking for answers.