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Do Nursing Homes Overmedicate Aging Patients?

CHICAGO. Atul Gawande, a doctor who frequently contributes to The New Yorker, wrote recently about a disturbing trend facing a majority of Medicare patients. According to a recent study, a large proportion of Medicare patients receive treatment and tests that offer either no benefit, or have been found to be actually harmful. For families across […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

Top Nursing Home Violations and How You Can Protect Your Loved Ones

CHICAGO. Families now have more resources than ever to research nursing homes before they entrust a facility to care for their loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1.4 million people in the U.S. currently reside in nursing homes. With over 15,000 nursing homes in the country, it can be difficult to […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

Nursing Home Abuse Signs in Columbus, Ohio: 5 Signs to Look For In Nursing Home Staff

Deciding to send a loved one to live in a nursing home can be one of the most difficult decisions your family will have to make. Once the decision has been made, you’ll want to find a nursing home that will provide your loved one with the compassionate and attentive care he or she deserves. […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

Nursing Home Abuse Facts Every Family in Portland, Oregon Should Be Aware Of

Many of us here in Portland, Oregon have elderly family members that require a greater amount of care than we can physically provide for them. Whether due to an injury or debilitating mental condition, there comes a point when an elder may need round-the-clock supervision or medical care that families are unable to offer on […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

Choosing the Right Nursing Home: Seven Questions to Ask Before You Make a Decision

 

The decision to seek a nursing home for a loved one can be immensely difficult. You want to make sure your loved one receives the best care possible and nursing homes offer a range of options to cater to varying needs. Visiting many nursing homes before making a final decision—and asking the right questions—can ensure […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

The Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a recurring problem in Little Rock, Arkansas, yet, victims seldom obtain the help they need from authorities or nursing home abuse lawyers to both stop their suffering as well as to protect themselves from further physical, verbal, and emotional attacks. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, as reported by […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

Depression and Suicide Among Nursing Home Residents: Nursing Home Abuse Increases Risks

 

It is widely noted that many elderly residents experience an adjustment period when they first move into a nursing home setting. While some degree of depression, accompanied by feelings of loss, is part of the normal adjustment process, nursing home staff and facilities have a responsibility to be prepared to treat and handle these challenges […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

Suffering in Silence: Why Most Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unnoticed

When unable to look after an elderly loved one who requires round-the-clock monitoring and medical care, many families turn to a local nursing home facility with the belief that the elderly individual will be tended to trained healthcare professionals. They assume these facilities uphold the highest standards of safety, especially those that have attained a […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

As Many as 25% of Nursing Home Residents May Receive No Pain Management

Many nursing home abuse litigation cases focus on injuries resulting in visible physiological damage. Bed sores, broken bones, bruises, or marks from restraint usage are all injuries that are commonly cited as injuries experienced by victims pursuing nursing home abuse cases in court. While nursing home abuse lawyers like Stevens & Ward often focus on […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

How Common Are Medication Errors in Nursing Homes?

One of the major errors that take place in nursing homes is medication mismanagement. Unfortunately, nursing homes may not always report these errors out of fear of being accused of nursing home abuse or neglect. Systematic failure to report these errors makes it more likely that the errors will take place repeatedly. When this happens, […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse News|Comments Off

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