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Understanding the Basics of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Currently, more than 40 million people over the age of 65 live in the U.S. By 2030, senior citizens are going to make up over 20 percent of the country’s total population. With more people surpassing this milestone, the population in nursing homes is also growing. While many facilities treat their residents with respect and dignity, cases of nursing home neglect and abuse are still a serious problem that impacts those who live here. Consider these facts: Over 40 percent

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How The Affordable Care Act Affects Medical Malpractice in the Future

How will The Affordable Care Act affect medical malpractice in the future?  This is an important question because medical malpractice is a huge issue in the United States. The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act essentially excluded medical malpractice from its legislation. First of all, what is The Act? It accomplishes several key goals: ● Pair all uninsured citizens with health insurance ● Eliminate the denial of insurance for specific individuals ● Prevent providers from charging more for pre-existing conditions

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How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse

It’s always difficult when families are required to put an elderly loved one into a nursing home. Not only is the decision itself difficult, but finding the right nursing home is also difficult. There are many features that homes have to offer, but the most important feature is finding a home that takes care of their patients thoroughly. Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Unfortunately, there are many cases where loved ones are abused or neglected under the care

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