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Nursing Home Abuse Is Largely Underreported

By Kohn Law |

According to the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office, in 2019 alone, there were 6,600 cases of nursing home abuse that went unreported. To put that number in perspective, it represents approximately 18 percent of the 37,600 incidents of Medicare recipients who were taken to the hospital. Under federal law, nursing homes are… Read More »

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Tips When Choosing A Nursing Home

By Kohn Law |

It is a difficult decision to place your loved one in a nursing home. Unfortunately, this is not an option for many people. Elders often have to be placed into nursing homes because they require round-the-clock care that their family members cannot provide. When it comes time to make the decision, you know you… Read More »

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What Should Happen After A Fall In A Nursing Home?

By Kohn Law |

Of all the accidents that happen in nursing homes, falls are some of the most common. They are also one of the most dangerous. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older individuals. Even with the care and staff members nursing homes… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Allowed To Use Physical Restraints?

By Kohn Law |

Any type of nursing home abuse or neglect is devastating and sadly, it comes in many forms. One of the most devastating types of abuse is the improper use of restraints, such as straps around the ankles or wrists. Under Florida law, nursing homes must adhere to strict requirements when using physical restraints. However,… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Required To Have Abuse And Neglect Policies?

By Kohn Law |

Every nursing home in the country is required to have abuse and neglect policies in place. These policies are intended to keep residents safe. Unfortunately, these policies are not always enough. Residents are still subject to nursing home abuse when staff members are overworked, or when administrators do not properly train their staff. If… Read More »

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