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Increased Federal Penalties for Nursing Home Health & Safety Violations

In June of 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Trump-era position on how monetary penalties can be imposed on nursing homes that violate health and safety regulations. The change comes after more than 184,000 peop… Read More
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Nursing Home Abuse Between Residents

Nursing home abuse, including sexual abuse, is a common and growing concern. As Ohio’s population ages, more than 70,000 Ohioans reside in long-term care facilities. Neglect and abuse of residents by staff members is often caused by understaffing o… Read More
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Can You Trust Nursing Home Ratings?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help nursing home consumers and their families more easily compare nursing homes and identify areas that they might like to ask questions about. Yet,… Read More
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Nursing Home Settlements in Ohio

If someone you love was injured or even killed as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should contact an experienced nursing home negligence attorney as quickly as possible to discuss your options. At Robenalt Law, our experienced Ohio nurs… Read More
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The Possibility of a Medication Error in Nursing Homes

Medication errors can cause significant harm, especially among older adults who live in a nursing home. These individuals are often dependent upon others for their medical and for assistance with activities of daily living. When nursing home staff me… Read More
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Why Having a Nursing Home Checklist is Necessary When Making Your Decision

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other residential care community is difficult. Family members don’t take these decisions lightly. To make the decision easier, give yourself and your loved one as many ch… Read More
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Emotional Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

When we think of nursing home abuse, we often think of negligence or physical abuse. Common injuries that result from physical nursing home abuse include bruises and broken bones as a result of falls, malnutrition or dehydration, and bedsores. But em… Read More
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Stages of Bedsores and Why Many Are Not "Unavoidable"

Medical patients who have limited mobility, and especially those who are residents in nursing homes, are at risk for skin breakdown. When skin breakdown occurs, it can lead to a condition known as a decubitus ulcer, also known as a pressure sore, pre… Read More
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Wheelchair Injuries

Wheelchair Injuries

Approximately 2 million Americans use wheelchairs for mobility assistance. Some use a wheelchair every day, while others rely on a wheelchair in a healthcare setting, such as at the hospital, in an assisted living facility, or at a nursing home. Appr… Read More
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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other long term care option is a difficult one. If you’ve decided to place a loved in the care of someone else and then learn that they were neglected or abused, feel… Read More
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