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Nursing Home Negligence

How to Ensure You Place Your Loved One in a Safe Nursing Home

When our loved ones can no longer care for themselves, sometimes we must put our trust in others to make sure their needs are met. It can be difficult to trust a family member’s care to a complete stranger – how can you be sure that your loved one gets all the care they need and deserve? The answer requires a little vigilance on your part. How can you be sure you’re putting your loved one in a safe nursing home? Here are some suggestions: Look At the Actions of Other Residents You’ll likely tour a number of facilities before…

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Steps to Take if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem throughout the United States. We could list statistics showcasing known instances of abuse, but the truth is that most nursing home abuse statistics fall short of reality. The numbers from government agencies and other sources are decades behind. Instead, we want to empower friends, family members, and other visitors to take meaningful action when they suspect instances of abuse. Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse and elder abuse encompass a range of abusive behaviors. Nursing home and visitors may financially, physically, emotionally, and sexually abuse residents. In many cases, no…

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Charges brought in California nursing home abandonment case

It appears that the State of California and the owners of a troubled assisted living facility in Alameda County share responsibility for essentially abandoning elderly residents in 2013. The residents were left behind for several days after state officials ordered the facility closed. The incident has led to 14 felony charges each against the former owner and the administrator of the facility, which was called Valley Springs. It also has led to questions about how state regulators handled the situation, and put residents in danger. The owner had a history of opening nursing homes, but being forced to sell them…

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California nursing home and hospital sued for wandering injuries

Nursing home facilities have an obligation to properly monitor their residents and keep them safe. Although nursing homes are not prisons, nursing home staffs can be held responsible when they allow mentally frail patients to wander off premises without proper supervision. Skilled nursing facility residents suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and a variety of other cognitive disabilities and can be severely injured when they leave care facilities without proper supervision. Such resident can be severely injured by environmental exposure, falls or auto versus pedestrian accidents. One California nursing home was recently sued after allowing a wheel-chair bound resident to leave the…

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Aging population may increase likelihood of elder abuse

Increasingly, California families are unable to care for their oldest members. There are many instances when nursing home patients are abused or neglected. Injuries that arise out of nursing home abuse include pressure ulcers, malnutrition, infections, falls, dehydration and financial abuse. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney can help California families hold a nursing home accountable for failing to take care for its patients and help ensure that an abused patient is compensated for the pain that he or she had to endure. The growing population of senior citizens across the country has resulted in the formation of senior citizen…

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