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Understanding Nursing Home Abuse: Involuntary Seclusion in Atlanta

Friday, November 15th, 2019

While the abuse of a senior living in a nursing facility is always inexcusable, nursing home abuse is not always of a physical nature and may be difficult to detect. Involuntary seclusion or social isolation can have a profound negative impact on a nursing home resident’s psychological health. If you have a loved one in… Read More

Financial Abuse and the Elderly

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

As people get older, it’s not as easy as it once was to maintain personal accounts, assets and credit. All too often, elderly citizens get financially taken advantage of simply because they have not planned well or have put their trust in the wrong hands.

The senior abuse lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. in… Read More

Nursing Home Choking Hazards

Friday, July 12th, 2019

You may not realize it, but our elderly loved ones can have a difficult time swallowing pills and food. To best protect residents with a high risk of choking, nursing home staff and health care professionals must be present during mealtimes and when administering medicines.

Unfortunately, not all mealtimes or rounds of medicine receive the… Read More

Growing List of States Allowing Video Surveillance in Nursing Home Residents’ Rooms

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The state of Illinois will likely introduce legislation in 2015 allowing nursing home residents and families to place cameras in residents’ rooms in order to protect them from abuse and neglect.

If the legislation passes, Illinois will become the fifth state, following New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington, who have passed… Read More

Georgia Ranks 40th for Senior Care

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

For the second year in a row, Georgia was one of the bottom 10 states for senior healthcare according to America’s Health Rankings. The extensive study compares 34 different measures across senior care facilities to determine areas needing improvement.  Health data from across the state revealed many problem areas affecting our seniors and earned… Read More

Nursing Home Hepatitis C Outbreak

Friday, April 25th, 2014

A nursing home facility in South Dakota is scrambling to explain how 44 elderly residents contracted hepatitis C. So far, only 2 of the affected residents are suing for damages caused by nursing home negligence. It’s possible more of the senior residents will file personal law suits, or a class action lawsuit against the… Read More

Choose the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Moving an elderly family member to a nursing home or care facility can be a difficult decision. With a growing number of elder care options, selecting the best facility for your loved one’s medical and lifestyle needs can be a challenge. As nursing home negligence and elder abuse rates continue to rise, it’s more important… Read More

Make the Most of Holiday Nursing Home Visits

Friday, December 13th, 2013

 The holidays are a time for joy, family, and sharing—but for nursing home residents, they can be a painful reminder of happier days. This holiday season, we at Pope & Howard, P.C. encourage friends and families of nursing home residents to make time to visit and enjoy time with their elder loved ones…. Read More

Is the Louisiana Nursing Home Industry Paying for Leniency?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

As Atlanta trial lawyers who handle cases of nursing home neglect and abuse, we at Pope & Howard, P.C. are painfully aware of the damaging effects of understaffing and improper training in assisted living facilities all over the United States. Our elder loved ones are often too frail and vulnerable to speak out, leaving countless incidents… Read More

Choosing the Right Nursing Home for Your Elder Loved One

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Whether nursing home abuse is intentional or a consequence of overstaffing and neglect, the fact remains that 30{72ff499ada184568ee7f983d3a66ea97794d69755419012730e54a50e04e3c51} of nursing homes in the United States were cited for over 9,000 separate instances of abuse—in just two years! (And those are the occurrences that made it on the record.) Examples of nursing home abuse… Read More

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