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Critical Lack of Safety Inspectors Puts Alabama Nursing Home Residents at Risk

With just 10 inspectors statewide, Alabama is facing a crisis. Nursing homes are held to high standards of safety and ethical conduct because they are responsible for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Those standards are enforced by state inspectors who investigate allegations of safety violations to protect residents' rights and quality...

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Understanding Nursing Home Falls & Fractures

In nursing homes, a significant number of residents suffer severe injuries, such as broken bones, as a result of falls. What makes matters worse is that many of these injuries could have been avoided if not for nursing home abuse and neglect. That's why it is essential for family members and loved ones to recognize...

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Medication Errors in Nursing Homes Can Be Life-Threatening

Nursing homes need to put residents' health and safety first One of a nursing home's most important responsibilities is making sure residents take all their medications as prescribed. Nursing home residents often have complex health issues that require multiple medications to manage effectively. That's why nursing home staff must follow the "five rights" of medication...

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Signs of Malnutrition and Dehydration Abuse in Nursing Homes

Malnutrition and dehydration are common problems in nursing homes across Alabama Dehydration is among the top 5 preventable disorders that kill people in nursing homes and extended care facilities, according to the Alabama Department of Mental Health. However, the problem is likely larger than the numbers demonstrate. Cases of nursing home malnutrition and dehydration are...

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How Nursing Homes Can Prevent Wandering & Elopement

Residents of nursing homes who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments can pose a risk to themselves and others if they aren't properly supervised. One of the primary dangers nursing home residents face is the tendency to wander or elope from the facility, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather. According to the...

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Nursing Home Residents Can Be Victims of Financial Abuse

Learn the warning signs of financial exploitation and how an attorney can help if you suspect abuse. Residents of nursing homes are vulnerable to different types of abuse – including physical, verbal, and sexual. But another type of nursing home abuse that often doesn’t receive as much attention is financial abuse or exploitation. State law...

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Biden Administration Seeks Minimum Staffing Requirements in Nursing Homes

Staffing problems frequently lead to nursing home abuse and neglect. For decades, nursing homes throughout the United States have faced a shortage of front-line nurses and nursing staff, which many have linked to nursing home neglect that led to serious health complications for residents. Now, the Biden administration is planning to announce a federal minimum...

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Tougher Penalties Announced For Substandard Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the poorest-performing nursing homes in the country will now face tougher federal penalties for future violations of regulations designed to protect the health and safety of residents. The announcement affects 88 nursing home facilities throughout the country that have been designated a “special focus...

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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Using Restraints?

Stand up for your loved one's dignity and independence We trust nursing homes not just to care for our loved ones' basic needs but also to respect their dignity and maximize their remaining quality of life. Unfortunately, for some families in Alabama, that's not what happens. Too often, nursing homes make use of unlawful or...

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