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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

Rash of Mistreatment in Personal Care Homes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

According to the AJC, there has been an epidemic of abuse and mistreatment in personal care homes throughout the Atlanta area recently. Residents of these homes are being treated poorly by the staff members who are trusted to take good care of them. It’s tragic when stories like this occur, whether in personal… Read More

State Revokes Nursing Home’s License

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The Department of Public Welfare recently revoked the operating license for the Quadrangle Assisted Living Community in Haverford, Pennsylvania

The revocation of the nursing home license is the result of abuse caught on video by the family of a 78-year-old female dementia patient. The family made previous complaints to the nursing home management, but received… Read More

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