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Increase In Agency Nursing Home Staff Raises Concerns About Care

How common is it for nursing homes to have temporary staff? Nursing homes have often used independent staffing agencies to help address temporary staffing shortages. For example, when staff members go on vacation or are out sick. However, a study has found that since the pandemic, nursing homes have increasingly relied on temporary agency staff,...

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Nursing Home Inspection Backlog Plagues Alabama Facilities

When placing your loved one in an Alabama nursing home, you presumably expect a safe environment that provides the best possible care. After all, that's what nursing homes are designed for. A regular nursing home inspection of an Alabama facility is an important part of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our elderly population....

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Nursing Homes Must Reduce Choking Risks for Elderly Residents

Seniors 65 and older face a significantly higher risk of choking and asphyxiation. Researchers estimate that up to 40 percent of elderly nursing home residents experience difficulty swallowing. At Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C., we understand that this risk is a serious concern and that choking incidents are often signs of nursing home negligence. Choking can...

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Neglect Can Lead To Concussions in Nursing Homes

Nursing home facilities are responsible for the health and safety of residents. But every year, many residents suffer concussions that are the result of nursing home neglect. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur when someone suffers a head injury – and it can have a significant impact on well-being...

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Why Are UTIs So Common in Nursing Homes?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a widespread medical concern among nursing home residents, particularly older adults. Alarmingly, numerous cases of UTIs in long-term care facilities are rooted in neglect and abuse toward residents. This raises significant questions: What factors contribute to the prevalence of UTIs in nursing homes? What are the underlying reasons for their...

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What Does A Recent Supreme Court Ruling Mean for Nursing Home Residents in Alabama?

A new Supreme Court ruling may have made it easier for individuals in Alabama and across the U.S. to sue nursing homes that abuse and neglect residents. Residents have the right to demand justice for violations In a 7-2 decision, the court affirmed an earlier court ruling that determined when an individual nursing home resident's...

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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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