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October 2019 Archives

A lack of staff training can lead to nursing home neglect

Ohio residents may be interested in learning about the arrests of three women working in a nursing home. Two patients who had dementia were fighting. Instead of calming the patients down and making them feel safe, the three women working at the nursing home reportedly encouraged the physical altercation between the patients.

Construction worker killed in highway crash

An Ohio motorist is in custody after being accused of killing a construction worker and injuring another after hitting them late on the evening of Oct. 9. The driver was later charged in Berea Municipal Court, and bond was set at $1 million. The 31-year-old woman ran into the two Trafftech workers shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Interstate 71 near Snow Road in Brook Park. By the time police arrived to the scene of the deadly crash, one of the workers was already dead, while the other was found unconscious and rushed to MetroHealth Hospital.

Be careful at fall festivals in Ohio

It's almost time for Oktoberfest events in Ohio and many other U.S. regions. Perhaps, you're one of many residents throughout the state who eagerly anticipate the onset of fall, complete with sweater weather; beautiful foliage; crisp, cool temperatures; and, of course, fall festivals. Some say Oktoberfest is nothing more than a public drinking bash.

Don't let your loved one suffer emotional abuse in nursing care

When you entrust your beloved relative to a nursing home or assisted living facility, the last thing you'd expect to find is their picture splashed all over social media -- especially when they're being mocked and assaulted for someone's amusement.

Bedsores, an all-too-common nursing home injury

If you have a loved one in a nursing home in Ohio, you may be worried about the possibility of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, cases involving one or the other have been reported even at the highest-rated facilities across the U.S. This is why you will want to know what the common signs of abuse and neglect are. Take, for instance, bedsores.

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