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For the past three months, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities nationwide have been on lock-down – and for a good reason. Deaths in nursing homes skyrocketed at the start of COVID-19 and have accounted for 1 in 10 cases, as well as 1 in 4 deaths, nationwide. During the past few months, steps that…

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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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Did You Sign Up For Binding Arbitration?

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel I’m Wendy York from the York Law Firm in Sacramento. Here’s a common situation: When you or your loved one were admitted to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, you were probably given a stack of papers to sign. I’ve seen some cases where clients had to sign 100…

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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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