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Nursing Home Reporting of Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long Term Care Facility

Nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospices that provide services in long term care facilities and independent living facilities that provide services for the developmentally disabled ("facilities") are required...more

Should Punitive Damage Claims Be More Limited in Florida Nursing Home Abuse Cases?

Imagine discovering that your elderly loved one suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home you trusted to provide the care you could not give in your own home. Now imagine that the nursing home was aware of the situation and...more

Elder Protections in the Affordable Care Act

Twenty-one employees of a Georgia nursing home specializing in caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease were recently arrested on abuse charges that included using bed sheets as restraints and failing to maintain proper...more

Recognizing One of the Earliest Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

Turning over the care of your elderly loved one to a nursing home is a difficult decision. However, nursing homes have the staff and training to provide the 24-hour care most people cannot provide in their homes....more

Nursing Home Negligence Is on the Rise

When you placed your loved one in a nursing home, you probably did so because you felt it was the safest place. If you are like most people, you probably did some research, visited numerous nursing homes and made the best...more

How To Spot Nursing Home Abuse

The decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home is a serious one. It is often the best possible solution for an elderly person and his or her family. Unfortunately, the decision is a difficult one with elder...more

Georgia Nursing Homes And A Personal Injury Lawsuit

About 1.5 million elderly and disabled people live in roughly 17,000 nursing homes in the United States. In September 2012, the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that...more

Nursing Home Abuse And How To Recognize It

Close to one million people in America live in nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Most of them are not abused or neglected ¾ but even one victim of nursing home abuse is one too many....more

You Should Know - March 2013

In This Issue: - Silent Epidemic - Types of Abuse - Know the Red Flags - Excerpt from Learn to Spot the Red Flags of Elder Abuse: Abuse of Elderly a Growing Concern in Aging America: Right now, millions of...more

Illinois Jury Found Nursing Home Liable For $28.1 Million In Whistleblower Case Alleging Substandard Care And Resident Abuse

An Illinois district court jury in United States v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc. recently issued a verdict on February 11, 2013 imposing $28.1 million in civil penalties on the operators of a nursing home. The nursing...more

Protecting Loved Ones From Elder Abuse

Suspicion that a parent is suffering physical, emotional or financial abuse is heartbreaking. Personal injury attorneys are often called on to respond to concerns from families about abuse of their loved ones — either in...more

Unjustified Restraint: An Insidious Form of Nursing Home Abuse

Although there is widespread agreement that the victimization of seniors is contemptible behavior, reports of severe nursing home abuse and neglect are common both in California and throughout the country. Nursing home abuse...more

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