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Physical Abuse is the Top-Reported Complaint Among Nursing Home Residents

By |2018-12-07T16:44:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|Abuse, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Physical And Chemical Restraints|

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, physical abuse in nursing homes is the top-reported complaint of elder abuse, at 27.4%. Shockingly, over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to abusing residents in their care.

Elder Abuse & Neglect Warning Sign #1: Bed Sores

By |2018-12-07T16:45:09+00:00November 6th, 2018|Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

One of the more obvious warning signs of elder abuse or neglect is the presence of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are painful skin ulcers that can be fatal at their worst stage. When they form on nursing home patients, it usually indicates issues of understaffing or negligence.

7 Warning Signs of Elder Abuse & Neglect that YOU should know!

By |2018-11-07T01:23:59+00:00October 26th, 2018|Abuse, Alzheimer's Patient Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Falls, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Mental And Emotional Abuse, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suspicious Injuries, Wandering Off/elopement|

More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States every year, and as many as one in ten elderly people are victims of elder abuse in some form.* There are seven clear warning signs of elder abuse that you need to know to keep your loved one safe.

A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Three

By |2018-02-13T18:10:51+00:00October 19th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Typical interventions to prevent the development of a pressure sore for an at risk resident include routine turning and positioning to off load pressure points, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration, employing pressure relief devices such as a pressure relief mattress or pads or heel protectors, and providing appropriate skin cleaning and skin care. Many of [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Two

By |2018-02-13T18:09:56+00:00October 1st, 2015|Attorney Articles, Nursing Home Negligence|

It is against this backdrop that the pressure sore case must be evaluated. Pressure sores are prevalent in nursing homes because elderly and infirmed residents are often immobile, bed bound or chair bound. A pressure sore develops because of pressure and/or friction over an area of skin, resulting in decreased blood flow to that area. [...]

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Nursing Home Abuse – What to Look For

By |2018-02-13T16:53:20+00:00February 19th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

    Michael Glass of RGLZ explains what constitutes abuse or neglect in a nursing home, as well as what to look for and be suspicious of. You can take action against neglectful nursing homes. Discussed in Part 1 is an overview, as well as a discussion of falls and understaffing. [...]

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