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Classic Signs of Polypharmacy

I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. A classic sign of polypharmacy is the use of drugs as a “chemical restraint.” How can you tell? You’ll see a nursing home resident in a hallway with their head cocked to the side, their mouth open and drooling, and they have an empty stare…

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What To Do When Healthcare Facilities Discriminate Against You

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. Discrimination against people for any reason is wrong and illegal. People frequently call me with stories of obvious and blatant discrimination and want to know if they should file a lawsuit.The problem is that when someone files a lawsuit alleging…

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Why isn’t Elder Abuse Reported?

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. Residents of nursing homes are often sent to a hospital with Stage 4 pressure sores or hyponatremia caused by dehydration, but such cases are often not reported as abuse. The law in California states that doctors and hospitals who suspect…

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Contractures Are Usually Signs Of Neglect

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. You might have been in a skilled nursing or rehab facility and seen a resident with a hand curled up or an arm contorted into the side of their body. These seniors have what are known as “contractures” which are…

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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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