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What to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 26, 2019 in Nursing Home Abuse

Selecting a nursing home for your loved one is a stressful process. You want to ensure your loved one receives the highest quality of care and that he or she is safe from abuse or neglect. Below are several things to consider when visiting a nursing…

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Why Bedsores are a Warning Sign of Nursing Home Neglect

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 14, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse

Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, occur on the body when a person is inactive for long periods of time. While bedsores are common among nursing home residents with mobility challenges, they can also be a warning sign that neglect is happening.…

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What Are the Different Types of Nursing Home Abuse?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Oct 05, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly individuals are often sent to live in nursing homes so that they can receive the proper care and treatment they need. However, sometimes nursing home residents are abused by the very people who are supposed to care for them. There are various…

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Understaffing in Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 08, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are required by law to adequately staff the facility to ensure the health and safety of their residents. However, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that up to 90 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. are understaffed.…

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What You Need to Know About Elder Financial Abuse

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 02, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse

Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. This includes stealing or misusing an elder’s funds, often by taking advantage of an elderly individual who is vulnerable due to age or disability.…

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What Families Need to Know About Psychological Abuse in Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 06, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home residents are at risk of suffering many types of abuse. One common type that can often be difficult to detect is psychological abuse. Although it may not always be immediately apparent, psychological abuse can cause serious harm. Certain…

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Police Often Not Informed of Serious Nursing Home Abuse

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 27, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse

More than 25 percent of serious Nursing Home Abuse …

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Eight Dead in Nursing Home Without Air Conditioning After Hurricane Irma

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 14, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse

Shortly after Hurricane Irma passed through South Florida, eight nursing home residents died and another 141 were evacuated from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after a prolonged period without air conditioning in the facility lead to sweltering,…

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Choking Accidents Among Nursing Home Residents

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Aug 17, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse

Swallowing food can be difficult for some patients residing in nursing homes – because of this common issue, it is critical that residents are monitored during meal times to prevent choking. Nursing homes that do not enforce dietary restrictions or fail…

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4 Tips to Help Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jun 29, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse

Approximately one in ten seniors will experience some form of elder abuse in their lifetime, according to the National Council on Aging. However, some studies indicate the real number is actually much higher because elder abuse is notoriously underreported.…

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