CHICAGO, IL – Nursing homes should be a haven for elderly and disabled individuals who need consistent, quality care. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Too often you hear of nursing home horror stories of neglect and abuse happening in facilities. An estimated 5 million people are affected ... [Continue Reading]
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Are Unsanitary Living Conditions and Lack of Hygiene a Form of Nursing Home Neglect?
CHICAGO, IL – Many nursing home residents rely on staff members to help them with the consistent care they need. Nursing home staff members help residents bathe, feed them, help with administering medication, treat injuries, and transfer residents from their wheelchair to bed. Another key ... [Continue Reading]
Concerns Regarding Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
CHICAGO, IL – Approximately 44 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia (Alzheimer’s News Today). Nursing home residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia may struggle to recall memories, and accurately interpret the world around them. Those who ... [Continue Reading]
When Is a Nursing Home Responsible for a Resident’s Death?
CHICAGO, IL – Nursing home residents are normally elderly individuals, sometimes in poor health, so unfortunately, nursing home deaths are not uncommon. Many residents succumb to his or her illness or of old age; however, there are certain situations where death is preventable. If you have lost a ... [Continue Reading]
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]