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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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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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Fines for Nursing Homes

Inadequate Care leading to Two Elderly Residents Dying In a Los Angeles Times article on June 11, 2009, it was reported that State officials recently fined two nursing homes in Orange County for providing inadequate care that led to the deaths of two residents. In late November 2008, an 82-year-old woman was admitted to the…

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New Cause of Action Against Nursing Homes

New Cause of Action Against Nursing Homes Civil Rights Violations in Nursing Homes are Now Recognized Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 According to a recent article posted on Law.com, the estate of Melvinteen Daniels brought a suit against the nursing home, The Kane Center in Allegheny County, Pa., for Mrs. Daniels’s fatal case of sepsis…

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home Facility

How to Choose the Right Nursing Home Facility What Nursing Home Facility is Right for my Loved One? Choosing a Nursing Home Facility is a daunting task.  There are reasons why nursing homes are deemed undesirable – many provide inadequate care, and smell like urine and death.  Here are some steps you can take to…

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Medicare Takes Action against Never-Events

Medicare Attempts to Reduce Health Care Costs and Promote Patient Safety Certain types of medical errors should never happen. According to the California Association of Health Plans, preventable medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in over $4.5 billion in additional health spending annually.  Beginning in October 2008, in…

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Nursing Home Chain Understaffs Facilities

Nursing Home Chain Understaffs Facilities Nursing Home Chain Pays Big for Understaffing their Facilities What would motivate a jury to award $640 million in damages against one nursing home chain?  If the violation of law is so egregious, then the verdict serves as a reminder to all other nursing homes to abide by the law…

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is Against the Law

$29 Million Verdict Serves as a Public Reminder – Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is Against the Law! Unfortunately, elders in nursing homes often experience some form of neglect or abuse.  While national statistics on elder abuse are currently not recorded, in 2004, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) estimated a 19.7 percent increase…

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