Arbitration Is Not Your Friend

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 with a problem. You believe that your relative or loved…

Read More

Polypharmacy Is Also Elder Abuse

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 for them to have five or even 10 different active prescriptions. The most common ones…

Read More

Classic Signs of Elder Neglect

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 convey this information without getting into some important and graphic details. York Law Firm gets…

Read More

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 laws that mandate that senior communities must…

Read More

Cover-Ups Won’t Work

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 Janitor Defense Lawyers are honorable because they say, “My…

Read More

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 are…

Read More

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 you have waived your right to hold a corporation accountable…

Read More

Choosing an Elder Care Facility

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 of homes…

Read More

When a Residential Care Facility is Inadequate

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 with housekeeping.  Where do they go?…

Read More

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 of nursing home abuse and neglect is a direct…

Read More