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Arbitration is not Your Friend

I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. On its surface, the idea of using arbitration to resolve a dispute may seem like a good idea. On one side is a corporation that owns a chain of skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes, and on the other side is you and your family…

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Polypharmacy Is Also Elder Abuse

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. As we age, medical problems often crop up, and as a result, most of us receive and fill more prescriptions. At the point when someone is admitted to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, it’s not at all unusual…

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Classic Signs of Elder Neglect

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. If you are offended by graphic descriptions or images, please turn off this video or read no further. I apologize in advance to anyone who might find the following information distasteful but there is no other way for me to…

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Yes, You Should Install A Granny Cam

Yes, You Should Install A Granny Cam One of the fastest-growing trends in eldercare is the installation of what is known as “Granny Cams,” which are video monitors set up in facilities that allow family members to check on loved ones remotely. Several states, including Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas have recently enacted…

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Cover-Ups Won’t Work

Cover-Ups Won’t Work – Cover Up Defense Lawyer Sacramento I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. In my experience, there are two different kinds of defense lawyers we routinely come across in our work as plaintiffs’ attorneys. There are the “Janitor Defense Lawyers” and then there are the “Cover-Up Defense Lawyers.” The…

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Physical and Chemical Restraints – Friend or Foe?

Physical and Chemical Restraints – Friend or Foe? Physical and Chemical Restraints Dangerous to Nursing Home Patients It is a common practice among nursing homes today to use restraints, both physical and chemical, to medically treat a patient.  Not all restraints are illegal, as there are proper as well as improper uses of restraints.  Restraints…

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Can the Consumer Ever Win? Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Homes

Can the Consumer Ever Win? Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Homes Somewhere in your cell phone or credit card contract, buried in the fine print is a mandatory arbitration clause which waives your right to a jury trial and instead binds you to arbitration if there is ever a dispute.  You may not have known that…

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Choosing an Elder Care Facility

Choosing an Elder Care Facilities – Which One is Right for You? Does your loved one need more care and supervision than you can provide at home?  Are you at a loss about what type of facility or home is appropriate for your Mom or Dad?  This blog is dedicated to describing the different types…

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When a Residential Care Facility is Inadequate

Reasons of inadequate Residential Care Facility Your mom and dad are getting older, and can no longer live on their own.  They can still walk, talk, and are mentally and emotionally stable, but they need assistance with daily activities that most people take for granted – eating, dressing, bathing, brushing their teeth, or need help…

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Understaffed Nursing Home Facilities

Understaffed Nursing Home Facilities Understaffed Nursing Home Facilities – Elders residing in nursing care and residential care facilities often do not receive the care you would expect.  Many residents are abused or neglected.  They contract illnesses, suffer from untreated wounds that become infections, and in severe cases, they may die. One of the main causes…

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