CHICAGO, IL - Nursing home abuse is just one part of the larger problem with elder abuse - especially in nursing homes. As many as 5,000,000 people are affected by elder abuse each year, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). How Common is Nursing Home Abuse? Nursing home abuse ... [Continue Reading]
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What if My Nursing Home Was Found Noncompliant with Federal Regulations?
CHICAGO, IL – If a nursing home is found noncompliant with federal requirements, the infraction depends on the nursing home’s general history and the infraction itself. Every nursing home that accepts Medicare and Medicaid payments are subject to federal regulations under the Nursing Home Reform Act ... [Continue Reading]
COVID-19 New York Death Toll Miscounted by “As Much As 50%”
CHICAGO, IL – New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) released a 76-page report on Thursday alleging the New York State Department of Health may have undercounted nursing home deaths by “as much as 50%.” According to CBS News, the discrepancy is primarily due to the Health Department’s ... [Continue Reading]
Virginia woman speaks out against abuse at local nursing home
CHICAGO, IL – Helen Norfleet was 96 years old when she passed away after living at nursing home facility in Salem, Oregon. According to her death certificate, she died from pleural effusion, renal failure, pneumonia, failure to thrive, dementia, osteomyelitis on the left foot, among several other ... [Continue Reading]
What is considered medical malpractice and when can medical providers be held liable in Illinois?
CHICAGO, IL – If a patient is harmed as a result of negligent medical treatment in Illinois, the doctor, hospital or other medical providers may be held liable for medical malpractice. Physician’s in Illinois are expected to provide care according to a certain care, also known as the standard of ... [Continue Reading]
Who Owns A Nursing Home Can be the Difference Between Life and Death
CHICAGO, IL – During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have been hit hard with the most vulnerable population and has resulted in death rates spiking. Mathematica Policy Research researched COVID-19 cases and deaths concentrated in certain long-term care facilities including nursing homes and ... [Continue Reading]
Hygienic Practices Nursing Homes in Chicago Should be Implementing to Reduce the Spread of Bacteria and Infections
The key to minimizing and controlling the spread of bacteria and infections in nursing homes starts with implementing effective hygienic practices. So, what are some examples of effective hygienic practices families should be seeing when visiting their loved ones who are living in a nursing home? ... [Continue Reading]
How to Report Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Illinois
Nursing homes abuse is an all-too-common problem across the nation that leaves elders vulnerable, injured, and emotionally scarred. Studies have shown that most perpetrators are the caregiver or a family member. Incidents of abuse can usually stem from poorly trained staff members who violently lash ... [Continue Reading]