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Signs of Malnutrition and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Nursing home neglect occurs when the residents of that facility are not fully cared for. Different forms of neglect fall under four main categories. These include neglect of personal hygiene, medical negligence, emotional neglect, and neglect of basic needs. Some of the common signs of neglect in assisted living facilities include malnutrition, falls, dehydration, withdrawal behavior, poor personal hygiene, bedsores, and more. This article focuses on malnutrition as a sign of neglect in a nursing home. What’s malnutrition? According to WHO,

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Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus is racing through America’s nursing facilities, and the impact is far greater than the federal government estimated. More than 2,300 long-term care facilities in different states have reported positive cases of coronavirus infections, and over 3,000 residents have died. Most people fear that the stress and panic associated with the COVID-19 pandemic might result in neglect and abuse in nursing facilities. Recently, there has been heightened concern over neglect and abuse in nursing facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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You Suing for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect after Contracting Coronavirus

In the past few weeks, there has been an increased concern over instances of elder abuse in nursing homes in Ohio during the coronavirus outbreak. If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably have heard some people say, “There’s no need to panic, coronavirus is killing only people with underlying conditions and elderly ones,” as if some of the country’s population is expendable. Nursing homes and assisted care facilities are designated to keep elderly individuals safe at a

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Florida No Longer a Gold-Star for Seniors

Florida is home to the highest number of older adults and has long been a retirement paradise. In fact, senior citizens comprise nearly 20% of the population in Florida. It is also home to the Villages, the world’s largest retirement community with over 160,000 seniors as residents there. Yet, retiring in Florida isn’t what is used to be. According to a recent AARP report, Florida no longer gets a gold star in terms of the aging services it provides. In

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No Criminal Charges Filed Despite Florida Nursing Home Deaths

It’s been over a year since 12 patients died in a hot Hollywood, Florida nursing home, yet no criminal charges have been filed. When Hurricane Irma hit the area in September 2017, patients who were living at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were abandoned when the nursing home’s central air conditioning failed. As temperatures inside the facility climbed to 99 degrees Fahrenheit, none of the staff members safely evacuated the patients, despite federal regulations saying that nursing homes must

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Are Hidden Cameras Admissible In Nursing Home Abuse Claims?

Nursing home abuse claims can involve physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect, and even criminal violations that can land the perpetrator in jail. Unfortunately, a recent report found that 25 percent of all serious cases of nursing home abuse is not reported to the police. This is troubling because state and federal law requires that anyone suspecting possible nursing home abuse cases reported this to the police. Families who place their loved ones in a nursing home have the right to expect

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How to File a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

Having to send a loved one to live in a nursing home is never an easy decision. If you are like most people, you likely take the time to find the best care possible. Unfortunately, even with extensive due diligence, nursing home abuse may still occur. If you, or someone in your family, has been a victim of nursing home abuse, then you are likely going to have questions, as well as concerns, about what legal rights you have –

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