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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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Nursing Homes & Investment Firms Can Be a Dangerous Combination

Victims of nursing facilities that value profits over people deserve accountability and justice. When it comes to avoiding nursing home abuse and neglect, ownership matters—a lot. According to University of Pennsylvania research, nursing homes owned by investment firms are more lethal to residents than normal facilities. "Going to a private equity-owned nursing home increased individuals'...

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Tricks Nursing Homes Use to Cover Up Abuse & Neglect

Nursing home abuse happens far more often than you might realize. For instance, an estimated 5 million older Americans are abused every single year, according to statistics compiled by the National Council On Aging. However, another study found that 25 percent of nursing home abuse cases are never reported to local, state, or federal authorities....

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Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse comes in many different forms. Different warning signs may lead you to believe that a loved one is being abused or neglected, but they're often difficult to identify. However, bedsores are one of the telltale signs that a nursing home or assisted living facility is failing to provide appropriate care for a...

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