Louisiana’s Elderly Protective Services Is Failing

Garcia & Artigliere has long represented victims of elder abuse, so when revelations about Louisiana’s Elderly Protective Services poor standing came to light, we can’t say we were very surprised. The Louisiana Elderly Protective Services (EPS) is “responsible for investigating reports of elders aged 60 and above who are at risk due to abuse, neglect,…

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Standards of Care in Arizona Nursing Homes

Nursing homes in Arizona are considered to be long-term facilities that provide nursing services to residents. Nursing homes are responsible for taking care of seniors and elderly individuals who need nursing, medical, or rehabilitative care 24 hours a day. These facilities are typically staffed with doctors, nurses, certified nurse assistants, and other professionals who play…

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Nursing Home vs. Skilled Nursing Facility

If you are a senior or have a senior in your life, you may have come across two different types of facilities when looking up various options for their care. These terms are “nursing homes” and “skilled nursing facilities.” While these two types of facilities and terms may seem very similar, they are actually quite…

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What Are the Staffing Requirements in Arizona Nursing Homes?

It is no secret that nursing homes across the entire country are experiencing severe staffing issues. While this may seem like a minor inconvenience to some, it is actually a very serious problem that could affect a lot of people in one way or another. For example, if your elderly father, mother, grandparent, aunt, or…

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Standards of Care in Louisiana Nursing Homes

Nursing homes in Louisiana are defined as a specific type of long-term nursing facility. These facilities help elderly residents get around, take care of their daily needs, and live a comfortable and safe lifestyle. Since nursing homes are open and house people 24 hours a day, the medical practitioners and staff members are in charge…

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What Kinds of Background Checks Are Required by Nursing Homes?

Since elderly individuals who live in nursing homes depend on the staff to take care of them, it is the nursing homes’ duty to make sure that they hire staff that can be trusted. Many nursing homes require background checks before hiring individuals to ensure that their staff has never been accused of abusing or…

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Garcia & Artigliere File Class Action Against California Nursing Home

Garcia & Artigliere have filed a lawsuit against Rancho Seco Care Center, LLC and Sweetwater Care Resource LLC on behalf of the residents of the skilled nursing facility. The complaint alleges that the plaintiffs were denied the rights afforded to all residents of skilled nursing facilities in California – most specifically the right to live…

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Standards of Care in California Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are skilled nursing facilities that elderly people and seniors live in when they do not need a hospital or medical assistance but cannot live on their own or receive the care that they need from family members. Most nursing homes provide services and care to residents 24 hours a day, meaning that nursing…

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What Are the Staff Requirements in Louisiana Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes across the United States have a big issue when it comes to staffing. Many people may not realize how serious this issue is, but it can cause your elderly family members and loved ones to fail to receive the level of care that they need and deserve when living in long-term facilities. As…

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Scabies Is a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect

Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by mites that can cause infections. A severe type of scabies, crusted scabies (Norwegian scabies), can affect large parts of a nursing home resident’s body and can be difficult to treat. Unlike milder cases of scabies that involve about 10-15 mites, a resident who has crusted scabies may…

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