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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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Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult. Adding to the difficulty is the fact that many nursing homes seek to take advantage of families in vulnerable situations by including arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. The… Read More
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Nursing Home Understaffing Leads to Life-Threatening Injuries

Understaffing is one of the leading causes of nursing home injuries. When nursing homes are understaffed, the people who work there, many of whom are overworked and underpaid, are unable to provide adequate care and are more likely to become abusive… Read More
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Nursing Home Falls Can Cause Severe Head Injuries

Falls by nursing home residents are, unfortunately, not uncommon. Injuries from falls by nursing home residents include fractures and bruising, while more serious injuries include head and brain trauma. The average nursing home resident will suffer 2… Read More
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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Vulnerable nursing home residents are being sexually assaulted and abused throughout Ohio. The problem is more widespread than many people realize, and is also the most well-hidden, least-acknowledged, and least reported form of elder abuse. Accordin… Read More
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