"Assisted living" is supposed to be a better alternative than a regular nursing home for senior citizens who cannot live alone. However, an analysis by the Plain Dealer determined that regulations in Ohio that govern assisted living facility seem to be poorly designed, outdated and not up to the task of keeping residents safe.
Two new studies show that nursing home abuse is being underreported in Ohio and the rest of the U.S. Both have been published by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The trend here should be of concern to everyone because when abuse is not reported, it cannot be investigated and tracked.
Now that the summer months are here, you may have received an invitation or two to head out to the lake with friends or family for a boat outing. You may enjoy this activity as a chance to get some fresh air, sunshine and quality time with loved ones. Of course, boating can be a dangerous activity.
Falls are considered one of the top causes of construction injuries. The use of ladders, undoubtedly, plays a significant contributing role when it comes to workplace falls -- which is why every worker should know when it's safe to climb (and when it isn't).
Pit bulls and mixed breed dogs are the most likely to cause severe dog bites, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University's Wexler Medical Center. However, some pit bull rescues claim the study is limited and misleading.
We've talked before about the Ohio doctor who is accused of killing numerous patients with drug overdoses in a Franklin County hospital over just a three-year period. Now, as the case is moving into the courts and the doctor has been charged with murder, it's important to take a second look at what happened -- and how.
Drug theft in nursing homes is a big problem -- although nobody knows exactly how big. After all, nursing homes aren't exactly eager to advertise the fact that nurses and aides are able to divert drugs away from their patients so easily.