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Restraint

How Do Restraints Result In Damage To Nursing Home Residents?

By Kohn Law |

Many people have heard about the number of nursing home abuse incidents that have occurred throughout Tampa, and the rest of the state. Much of the time, people become focused on the understaffing problems in nursing homes, and how overworked employees lead to unintentional neglect. Hearing about the power nursing home staff members have… Read More »

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NursingHome_Eat

Three Main Causes Of Nursing Home Abuse

By Kohn Law |

No one wants to think that their loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse at the hands of the very people meant to protect them. Sadly, it is something that occurs far too often. After learning that a loved one has become a victim, family members are typically left wondering how such a… Read More »

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NursingHomeAlone

Common Places Elder Abuse Occurs

By Kohn Law |

If you have an older loved one, you know that they require some extra attention and care. Unfortunately, family members cannot always provide this for them and so, they need to reach out to other services or facilities for help. Sadly, these facilities do not always provide the proper care and support elders need… Read More »

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NursingHBed

Can Bedsores Be Fatal?

By Kohn Law |

Of all the injuries nursing home residents may suffer when they are a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, bed sores are some of the most common. Due to the fact that people frequently suffer from these injuries, loved ones often think that they are minor, or even normal. They are not. Bed… Read More »

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NursingHomeRes

Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse Are Not Always Physical

By Kohn Law |

When many people think of nursing home abuse, they often first think of physical signs. Broken bones, bruises, and sudden or unexplained weight loss are just some of the most common signs of physical abuse. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones. The signs of nursing home abuse are also not always physical. Emotional… Read More »

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Lonely

What Is Confinement And Isolation In Nursing Homes?

By Kohn Law |

When you admit your loved one into a nursing home, you trust that the caregivers there will act professionally and treat your family member well. You should also feel as though you can visit and communicate with your loved one without fearing that they will experience retaliation as a result. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse… Read More »

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MythBusting

Five Common Nursing Home Abuse Myths, Busted

By Kohn Law |

Many people are not aware of just how common nursing home abuse is. Unfortunately, many residents are harmed by this type of neglect and abuse in Tampa, and throughout the country, every year. Even when people know that nursing home abuse does happen, they do not fully understand it. Below, our Tampa nursing home… Read More »

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SeniorFallInjury

Five Things To Mention To The Doctor After A Loved One Falls In A Nursing Home

By Kohn Law |

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100 to 200 falling incidents are reported every year by average-sized nursing homes that have approximately 100 beds. Falls for the elderly are particularly devastating. Recovery takes much longer and in some cases, it can even take years. Other times tragically, seniors… Read More »

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Wandering

How Nursing Homes Should Prevent Elopement And Wandering

By Kohn Law |

Wandering and elopement incidents place nursing home residents at great risk of falls, serious injury, and even wrongful death. Some nursing home residents, such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, are more at risk of wandering or elopement, as they do not have the capacity to understand the dangers of wandering. When nursing… Read More »

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NursingHomeCare

How To Keep Loved Ones Safe In Nursing Homes

By Kohn Law |

The majority of nursing homes throughout Tampa provide the quality care residents expect and deserve. Unfortunately, there are some that are not as vigilant and do not ensure the residents in their care do not suffer unnecessary harm. Residents do not always want to come forward when they are suffering from neglect or abuse…. Read More »

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