Those in Texas that have elderly relatives in nursing homes may be aware of the Authorized Electronic Monitoring law that was passed in 2002. This law is aimed at helping to prevent nursing home neglect and abuse. It allows families to place a camera similar to a nanny cam in their loved one's room.
Nursing Home Neglect Archives
The death of a resident of the Texas nursing home Regency has resulted in an official investigation. The charges of nursing home neglect may result in formal criminal charges before the investigation is through. Doctors at the hospital where the resident died have told investigators that if they had known the truth about her condition the night she died, they may have treated her differently.
Many in Texas may not know that patients with brain injuries often end up in nursing homes due to financial constraints of their families. What happens to these brain injured patients once they are in a nursing home can often be appalling. Several of these patients end up being victims of nursing home neglect.
The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society. They are often brittle and require intensive care. When such vulnerable members of our society are abused due to nursing home neglect, it is critical to hold the abuser responsible.