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How can a good economy be bad for nursing homes?

If you think a strong economy is good for all businesses, think again. According to CBS News, a recent study shows that a low unemployment rate results in a lower quality of care at nursing homes.   When jobs are plentiful – as they have been in 2018 – some people looking for work will not consider employment at...

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An Attorney Explains Financial Exploitation of Nursing Home Residents

We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones. That’s why financial exploitation of nursing home residents can be so disturbing. Instead of taking care of residents, some nursing homes steal from some of society’s most vulnerable people.   But spotting victims of nursing home financial exploitation isn’t as easy as you might think. So what should you look for? And what should you do?...

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Lack of Nursing Home Staff Puts Alabama Residents at Risk

In accordance with changing federal regulations, Medicare has changed the way it reports the average number of staff present in nursing homes. Where earlier methods relied on self-reporting from nursing homes, the new system examines actual payroll records to identify staffing practices. Unfortunately, the new numbers are not encouraging. Significant Understaffing It is worth noting...

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Falls in Alabama Nursing Homes

Falling is a common risk for elders, and suffering just one fall doubles the probability that a person will fall again. More than one in every four adults over the age of 65 will fall each year, and one out of every five falls results in a serious injury. This raises questions as to whether...

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Can Surveillance Cameras Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes?

The eyes of the long-term care industry are turned to Louisiana right now. There, House Bill 281 was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards on May 31. The bill grants nursing home residents the right to install surveillance cameras in their rooms. It has received support from The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) and the state’s American...

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Nursing Home Elders Drugged Without Cause

When we place our elders in the care of assisted living and long-term care facilities, we have certain reasonable expectations. Not only do we seek to have them receive the care and treatment they need without neglect or abuse, but we also expect them to not receive anything that would hinder a long, fulfilling life....

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How To Select The Best Nursing Home in Alabama

Finding the right nursing home for a loved one can be incredibly difficult. Facilities will all talk about how well they care for elders and the strengths of their particular facility, but it is important to know what the daily life and actual care will be like before making a decision. Some of this information...

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