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Resident-to-Resident Abuse is a Serious Issue

According to a new study reported by CBS News, 20 percent of nursing-home residents are experiencing verbal and physical abuse from other residents. This resident-to-resident mistreatment involves a range unwelcome behaviors, including trespassing into another resident’s room and ransacking their…

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Assisted Living Facilities – A Brief Primer

It is currently estimated that there are 31,000 assisted living facilities (ALFs) in the United States with a total of 1 million elderly residents living in them.1   In Michigan, it is estimated that over 21,000 elderly adults live in a…

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A Deadly Device: Be Wary of Bedrails

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., are reannouncing the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles. The recall involves adult portable bed handles sold by Bed Handles, Inc. from…

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