Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Many of us have relatives and loved ones in nursing homes, and we trust they are being well cared for. Most of the time, nursing homes provide necessary resources, support and medical attention for our family members. But unfortunately, when patients are ignored or abused, the results can be devastating….

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How Good is Your Nursing Home?

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the federal government stated that it intends to change the way it measures nursing homes to make it more difficult for a facility to earn a four or five star rating. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created…

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What Legal Rights Do Nursing Home Residents Have?

Your guide to the nursing home laws & resident rights you need to know about before moving into a nursing home.When you move a loved one into a nursing home, it can feel like unfamiliar territory. Unless you’ve dealt with nursing homes in the past, there are countless unknowns on…

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

You may have a loved one currently residing in a nursing home—a place you have put your trust into to care responsibly for your family member.  Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home abuse and neglect occur, and when it does it is devastating not only to the victim, but…

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Bedsores: How to Prevent Them

Bedsores, or pressure sores, are injuries affecting a person’s skin and the underlying tissue. They occur when there is prolonged pressure to the skin, creating a rash which can progress to something much worse. They usually occur over a bony area such as your heels, sacrum, hips, elbows, or ankles….

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