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South Carolina nursing home abuse claims based on ordinary vs. gross negligence.

South Carolina – June 14, 2021 Nursing home residents in South Carolina are afforded certain protections and levels of care in accordance with the Resident’s Bill of Rights, both under Federal and State laws. The Nursing Home Reform Act…
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What family considerations may reduce the occurrence of nursing home abuse?

South Carolina – February 5, 2021 Resident Bill of Rights. Nursing home residents have rights under federal and state law, and attorneys at McDougall Law Firm can explain the impact of those rights on legal actions necessary for families…
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South Carolina Nursing Home residents can once again cautiously visit with loved ones.

After nearly six months of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, people can visit relatives and friends in South Carolina nursing homes and residential care facilities, but there will be no hugs and kisses and they will have to meet outside. …
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Nursing homes in Iowa get ready to reopen for visits and group activities after pandemic

Iowa Governor Reynolds was in the process of attempting to reopen nursing homes to the public after forced closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. Government wants to begin to reopen homes with new precautions The government officials…
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Are criminal background checks required for nursing home caregivers in South Carolina?

Criminals and unethical individuals continue to slip through the cracks and endanger the residential population at South Carolina nursing homes.  It is best to address the question of caregiver screening with administration before you arrange…
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Who is responsible for the brutal attack on an elder Michigan nursing home resident?

Resident rights. Nursing home residents’ have basic rights that ensure they are free from abuse and neglect in their living situation.  Federal Regulations outline the appropriate industry standard of care under 42 CFR sec. 483.25 (h), which…
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Did infection control protocols fail against COVID-19 in New Jersey nursing homes?

Failed safety measures. The shared resources and intimate living spaces of nursing homes have proven to be the perfect setting for communicable diseases, such as COVID-19, to spread like wildfire among the vulnerable elder at-risk communities…
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How can families address New Mexico nursing home negligence related to COVID-19?

Resident safety. Nursing homes and long term care facilities are responsible to keep residents safe from harm, and attend to their health, supported by measures outlined in state and local guidelines.  Under Federal Regulation 42 CFR sec.…