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Nursing Home Liability for Medication Errors

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Oct 10, 2019 in Nursing Home Abuse

A medication error is a mistake in prescribing or administering medications. When nursing homes are understaffed and staff members are feeling tired and overworked, it is more likely that medication errors can happen, which can severely impact a resident’s…

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Minimizing Fall Risks in Nursing Home Facilities

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 03, 2019 in Nursing Home Abuse

Every year, millions of people age 65 and older experience falls. More than one out of every four older adults in this age range suffer injuries caused by falling, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even more alarming, the rate…

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Holding a Nursing Home Responsible for Abuse or Neglect

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 16, 2019 in Nursing Home Abuse

Many families depend on nursing home facilities and its staff to keep their loved ones safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, nursing home residents can still suffer injuries in this health care setting, which may be caused by abuse or neglect. Our…

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How Nursing Homes Try to Cover Up Abuse and Neglect

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 30, 2019 in Nursing Home Abuse

It is not an easy decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. When you do, you trust the nursing home staff to care for your loved one. When abuse occurs, you expect the nursing home staff to respond appropriately and protect your loved one. Sadly,…

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Nursing home residents rely on staff members to provide adequate care and attend to their everyday needs, including supplying basic essentials such as food and water. When staff members fail to ensure that the basic needs of residents are being met, they…

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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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