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What Is The Difference Between Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect?

By Kohn Law |

Approximately five million Americans are the victims of elder abuse every year. While that number is shocking, it is even more startling to learn that number is likely even higher, as many cases of elder abuse and neglect are not reported. Sadly, much of this abuse takes place in nursing homes, as does neglect…. Read More »

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Five Things Nursing Homes Cannot Do

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With the increase in nursing home abuse over the last several years, there has been much focus on the things nursing home facilities should do for their residents. However, just as there are things nursing homes should do, there are also a number of things they should not do and that are actually prohibited… Read More »

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77% of Assisted Living Providers Say Staffing Crisis Getting Worse

By Kohn Law |

It’s no secret that staffing challenges have long plagued the senior living industry, but a new survey shows many operators believe those headwinds have intensified in recent months. More than three quarters of assisted living providers — 77% — said their overall workforce situation has gotten “much worse” or “somewhat worse” since June, according… Read More »

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Are Nursing Homes Liable For Lost Hearing Aids?

By Kohn Law |

As people get older, they often start to lose their hearing, which is a vital sense. Some seniors manage to get by with a lower level of hearing, while others choose to get a hearing aid. Hearing aids are expensive, and they are also customized to the wearer’s needs. When someone is in a… Read More »

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Long-Term-Care Facilities Are Using The Pandemic As A Shield, Even In Lawsuits Unrelated To Covid-19

By Kohn Law |

North Carolina’s broadly worded emergency liability exemptions are being tested in negligence lawsuits By  Christopher Rowland August 20, 2021 at 11:12 a.m. EDT Amanda Garrett recalls her first thought upon learning her father-in-law was violently attacked: “That doesn’t make any sense at all.” Garland Garrett Jr., 80, a former North Carolina state transportation secretary… Read More »

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Three Ways Your Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect Case May Be Resolved

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Under the Florida Statutes, victims of nursing home abuse have the right to file a lawsuit against the facility or its staff members. Nursing home abuse is a violation of residents’ rights and so, individuals can file a lawsuit to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. The law also allows… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Homes 2nd-Worst In Nation For Vaccinating Staff, Report Finds

By Kohn Law |

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Florida’s nursing home workers rank among the worst in the nation — above only Louisiana — while infections among residents remain about twice the national average, a report released Monday by the AARP finds. As the state’s overall coronavirus infections have begun rising at an alarming rate, less than 42% of… Read More »

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Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

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By Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Robert Gebeloff of the New York Times Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public     

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Can You Sue a Nursing Home if a Loved One Contracts COVID-19?

By Kohn Law |

Of all the ways COVID-19 has caused stress for the residents of Florida, perhaps no group has felt it more than residents within nursing homes. Not only were they unable to see their loved ones for several months, but one case of the coronavirus in a nursing home facility can spell disaster for everyone… Read More »

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‘I Want to Be With Her.’ When Covid Closed Nursing Homes, One Husband Moved In

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By | Photographs by Andrea Bruce for The Wall Street Journal Aug. 21, 2020 11:47 am ET When nursing homes began barring visitors to keep the coronavirus out, Jack Eccles decided to move in. To read full article, click here

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