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Category: Nursing Home Abuse

New Laws Protect Older Residents


New Laws Protect Older Residents A law that went into effect in January, 2016 allows surveillance cameras to be installed in the rooms of long-term care facilities’ residents, making Illinois only the fifth state in the country to offer seniors and disabled adults this added protection against neglect and abuse. Under the law, residents (and their …

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Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)


Wrapping up our blog series Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect: 6 Facts to Know, below, we will point out some more important info to know about malnutrition and neglect if you have an elderly loved one living in a nursing home.Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect: More Important Facts Fact 5 – Nursing home conditions can contribute to malnutrition. …

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Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)


Resuming Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out some of the important info you may want to know about malnutrition and neglect if you have a loved one living in a nursing home.More Important Info about Malnutrition & Nursing Home NeglectFact 3 – There are some common signs of malnutrition a …

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Malnutrition and Nursing Home Neglect: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)


Malnutrition occurs when people are not consuming enough nutrients to stay healthy. While malnutrition can result from any number of conditions or factors, when it takes place in nursing homes, it could be as sign of nursing home neglect.Given that malnutrition can have deadly consequences if it persists – or if it impacts elderly people with compromised …

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Nursing Home Abuse Warning Signs: 5 Signs to Know (Pt. 3)


Concluding Nursing Home Abuse Warning Signs: 5 Signs to Know, here are some additional common indications that a loved one in a nursing home may have been the subject of abuse and/or neglect. 4. Signs of Dehydration and/or Malnutrition  Dehydration, malnutrition and bed sores can all be nursing home abuse warning signs. For more info, contact the attorn …

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Facts and Statistics (Part 2)


Victims of nursing home abuse have a significantly higher risk of early death. If you suspect your loved one has been abused, call us. We can help you. Picking up from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Facts and Statistics (Part 1)¸ here are some more shocking facts and statistics regarding the occurrence of nursing home abuse in the U.S. While nursing …

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Facts and Statistics (Part 1)


Abuse or neglect occurs at about 1 in every 3 nursing homes in the U.S. If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, call us. As our parents, grandparents and other relatives grow older and require extra care on a daily basis, moving them into a nursing home may seem like the best option for families. Unfortunately, however, our loved ones may be th …

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Dehydration and Nursing Home Abuse (Part 2)


About 40 percent of all nursing home residents in the U.S. suffer from dehydration and/or malnutrition at some point during their stay in nursing homes, according to the CDC. As a continuation of Dehydration and Nursing Home Abuse (Part 1)¸ the following presents some more information regarding dehydration as a form of nursing home abuse and neglect. W …

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Dehydration and Nursing Home Abuse (Part 1)


Dehydration can be a form of nursing home abuse that may result in serious, potentially life-threatening complications for elderly residents. When we place our aging loved ones in nursing home care facilities, we want to be able to trust that we are putting them under the care of compassionate medical professionals who will help look after our loved one …

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Bedsores Can Indicate Nursing Home Abuse


Bedsores, which are unsightly and painful skin ulcers, can be telltale signs of nursing home neglect. About 10 percent of nursing home residents in the U.S. currently have bedsores. Also referred to as pressure ulcers, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin injuries that develop as a result of prolonged pressure being placed on a specific …

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