Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Can Bedsores Be Fatal?
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 »
Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse Are Not Always Physical
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 »
What Is Confinement And Isolation In Nursing Homes?
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 »
Five Common Nursing Home Abuse Myths, Busted
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 »
Five Things To Mention To The Doctor After A Loved One Falls In A Nursing Home
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 »
How Nursing Homes Should Prevent Elopement And Wandering
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 »
How To Keep Loved Ones Safe In Nursing Homes
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 »
What Types Of Accidents Happen In Nursing Homes?
People place their loved ones in nursing homes when elders can no longer care for themselves, or the family can no longer provide the proper support the elder needs. No one expects their family member to become injured while in a nursing home, but it happens all too often. There are many different types… Read More »
Poor Hygiene Is A Common Sign Of Nursing Home Abuse
When elders can no longer care for themselves, their loved ones often have to make the difficult decision to place them in a long-term care facility. The decision is a hard one but once it has been made, family members trust that the staff members in nursing homes will take proper care of their… Read More »
Mistakes To Avoid When Filing A Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
Filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit is about much more than just receiving monetary compensation for your loved one’s injuries. Lawsuits also expose the neglect and abuse of elders, and they hold nursing homes accountable for the actions of their administrators and staff members. In the majority of cases, nursing home residents cannot speak… Read More »