Nov 17

Physical Restraints in Nursing Homes: What you need to Know

Use of physical restraints in nursing homes is a controversial topic. While there are specific circumstances that may warrant their use, in general, use of physical or chemical restraints is viewed as inappropriate. In 1987, Congress took steps toward outlawing…Read More

Oct 27

Elder Abuse Resources: Information and Reporting Tools

Even though elder abuse is a concern for millions of Americans, it is often misunderstood and underreported. Fortunately, there are a variety of elder abuse resources available to elderly individuals and their loved ones, which can offer valuable information and…Read More

Sep 30

Sepsis in the Elderly a Serious Concern for Families

Sepsis is a serious complication of infection that millions of individuals are diagnosed with every year. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s reaction of infection or injury, but can be life-threatening for individuals with compromised immune systems.…Read More

Sep 15

Nursing Home Neglect Cases and Mandatory Arbitration

Any time there is suspicion of nursing home neglect or abuse, the families involved want to act quickly to protect the safety and rights of their loved one. Nursing home neglect cases can be emotionally taxing and complicated, and always…Read More

Sep 15

Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Discuss How to Report Elder Abuse

Every year, numerous families in Florida, and all across the United States, place an elderly loved one in a nursing home. The reasons for choosing a nursing home can range from in-patient rehabilitation from an injury, to chronic illness requiring…Read More

Sep 10

Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Home Abuse in Miami

Nursing home abuse in Miami, and all across the state, is a serious concern for any family with a loved one living in a nursing home. Even concerned individuals can find it difficult to understand the signs and symptoms of…Read More

Sep 10

Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes: What Statistics Show

While it is difficult to imagine someone willfully and intentionally abusing an elderly individual, the fact is that elderly abuse in nursing homes happens at an alarming rate in the United States. Recently, the Special Investigations Division of the House…Read More

Sep 01

Florida Nursing Home Attorneys offer Advice on Recognizing Pressure Sores and Neglect

As individuals age and are less self-sustaining, their overall care and wellbeing becomes even more important to their loved ones. Many families choose to rely on the support and assistance offered by a nursing home. With the promise of skilled…Read More

Aug 11

Nursing Home Wrongful Death Laws Impact More than Just Elderly

Nursing homes and their employees are tasked with providing adequate care to the individuals whom they serve. As consumers, elderly individuals and their loved ones expect that care providers in nursing homes will be trained to handle daily tasks, recognize…Read More

Jul 24

Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development

Following a Scottish initiative to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by pressure ulcer development, a bio-engineering firm, HCi Viocare, is working to utilize sensor technology in mattresses and wheelchair cushions. Bedsores develop as a result of pressure…Read More