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Who is Most at Risk of Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes?

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Financial abuse in nursing homes occurs when a resident is financially exploited, usually by a staff member in the facility. This type of abuse is particularly egregious and can deplete the life savings a resident has worked so hard to build. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is important… Read More »

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When is Malnutrition Nursing Home Abuse?

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When loved ones are admitted to a nursing home, you trust and expect that they will receive the care they need. Nursing home administrators and staff members have a legal duty to make sure the health and safety needs of all residents are met, including their dietary needs. Unfortunately, nursing home personnel do not… Read More »

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What are the Risk Factors for Bed Sores in Nursing Homes?

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Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are wounds in the skin that develop when excessive force is placed on the skin over a significant period of time. Among seniors in nursing homes, neglect is the main cause of bed sores. Limited mobility is the biggest risk factor for bed sores…. Read More »

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What is Assault and Battery in Nursing Homes?

By Kohn Law |

When it is time to place your loved one into a nursing home, you expect that they will receive the necessities and care they need to be happy and healthy. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide a safe place for elders to live. Assault and battery is not uncommon in nursing homes and it… Read More »

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How to Help Your Loved One Recover from a Broken Bone Due to Neglect

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Nursing home staff members and administrators are supposed to keep your loved ones safe. Unfortunately, they are the same people that cause serious injuries to the residents in their care. Broken bones are just one way residents become harmed in nursing homes. While broken bones are common injuries for people of all ages, for… Read More »

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Are Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes Preventable?

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are unfortunately very common in nursing homes. These infections may seem unavoidable, but that is not always the case. While not all UTIs can be avoided, there are times when they are the result of neglect and abuse in nursing home facilities. When the staff members in a nursing home… Read More »

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Why is Nursing Home Abuse Becoming So Prevalent?

By Kohn Law |

Each year, the number of nursing home abuse stories only continues to grow. Sadly, most people have a parent or grandparent who could be vulnerable to this type of abuse as they get older and need assistance from these facilities. The current statistics show that nursing home abuse is a growing problem. Approximately ten… Read More »

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Checking Previous Violations Can Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

By Kohn Law |

If your loved one requires nursing home care, you know how important it is to research any facility you are considering. You need to ensure that your family member will receive the proper care they need, and that they will never become the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. While there are many… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Self-Neglect in Nursing Homes?

By Kohn Law |

It is understandable that older adults who live alone may become a victim of self-neglect. When elderly individuals do not have family members, friends, or others around them who can assist them regularly, it is possible that they will become malnourished, fail to take their medications, or ignore an illness or injury. However, seniors… Read More »

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Cases of Deadly Fungus in Nursing Homes

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In the spring of this year, it was announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that infections of the deadly fungus, Candida auris (C. auris) continued to increase in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Nursing homes in Tampa and throughout the country are still feeling the effects of the… Read More »

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