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Different Types of Facilities for Elderly or Disabled

Different Types of Facilities for Elderly or Disabled As attorneys specialized in prosecuting elder abuse and wrongful death cases, we are often asked what are the various types of facilities that provide care to elderly or disabled patients. The following is a brief description of 4 types of facilities. Independent Living: An independent living community…

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Protecting Your Rights in Nursing Homes

Protecting Your Rights in Nursing Homes Protecting Your Rights in Nursing Homes – As with most life milestones, signing up for a nursing home means filling out a lot of paperwork. In addition to financing, rules and procedures, emergency contacts and vitamin supplements, the nursing home industry also includes sections that protect themselves from wrongful…

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Bed Sores

At first, blush, when you hear the term bed sores it doesn’t sound serious. However, we have to take immediate notice because bedsores are a sign of serious neglect. Bedsores can develop quickly; if a person is not receiving the proper amount of circulation within their body, (usually due to lack of activity), weak spots…

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Facility Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Patients with Dementia

Facility Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Patients with Dementia One of my top five pieces of advice to family members who have loved ones in a long term care facility (a nursing home, residential care facility for the elderly, or board and care)  is the following: question facilities who prescribe or administer anti-psychotic medications for…

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Indwelling Urinary Catheters Should Not Be Used to Manage Incontinence

Using Indwelling Urinary Catheters Can Cause Bacteremia Unfortunately, it is all too common for skilled nursing facilities and hospitals to use indwelling urinary catheters to manage urinary incontinence. However, indwelling urinary catheters are the most common source of bacteremia. In fact, the federal Health Care Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HCICPAC) recommends minimizing urinary catheter use and…

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Nursing Home Neglect: When to Get An Attorney

Nursing Home Neglect: When to Get An Attorney Elder abuse can come in many forms: neglect, improper dispensing of medications, improper use of restraints or power, causation of emotional distress, or failure to provide care in a timely manner. The signs of elder abuse can be obvious or subtle and some find the idea of…

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Choosing the Right Nursing Home Facility

Choosing the Right Nursing Home Facility Choosing a nursing home facility can be an emotional and stressful time. Frequently, we’re asked,  how to go about picking a facility for parents and we have several criteria that we think are important. 1. The first is picking out the facility near your work or your home, so can visit your mom or…

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse The most common signs of neglect and abuse in a nursing home include bed sores, dehydration, big weight loss, multiple fractures, bruises. But one of the most common signs that we see most frequently is when you go in to visit your loved one and your loved one seems like he…

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Nursing Home Neglect Cases

Nursing Home Neglect Cases The nursing home industry is big business and they’re putting profit over people. We’re seeing it in several forms. One is understaffing. They don’t have sufficient staff to give care to our loved ones. Or their staff don’t have the proper training or education to understand their medical conditions. But most…

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What is a Skilled Nursing Facility and Who Regulates Them?

What is a Skilled Nursing Facility and Who Regulates Them? What is a Skilled Nursing Facility and Who Regulates Them? – Skilled Nursing Facility are suitable for residents that require 24 hour a day care and often are moderately or fully unable to care for themselves, either due to an acute condition (e.g., recovering from…

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