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New Law Is Expected to Increase Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

Nursing Home Blog

The number of patients that nurses care for and the number of care hours per patient can have a significant impact on the treatment of nursing home residents. In general, understaffed nursing homes have been associated with lower standards of care and higher occurrences of abuse such as neglect. Our nursing home abuse attorney wants families of […]

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Alzheimer’s or Dementia? You May Need an Elder Law Attorney

Nursing Home Blog

This year, we recognize World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st. According to COPS and the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than five million people in the United States right now who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with a new case being diagnosed every 67 seconds. With the growing number of people being affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms […]

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Abuse Risk for Elders with Dementia

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

Dementia is an illness affecting one’s memory and other cognitive functions that are severe enough to interfere with one’s daily life activities. Elders with dementia are thought to be at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. While most seniors have full command of their mental states, those who […]

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Veterans Elder Abuse [Infographic]

Elder Abuse

Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces are provided with Veterans Affairs (VA) community living centers that are touted as home-like environments with better services for each tenant. Unfortunately, as the population of elderly veterans rises, so does veterans elder abuse. (Click infographic to enlarge)  

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The Latest News on the Risk of Nursing Home Abuse for LGBT Seniors from an Elder Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home Blog

Nursing home residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) have a higher risk of experiencing abuse. Our elder abuse lawyer would like those with relatives or other loved ones in nursing homes to learn more about this increased risk and to understand the importance of seeking elder law services for suspected cases of abuse. The […]

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