Monday, January 25th, 2021
You trust a nursing home to take good care of loved ones during their golden years. After all, they were there for you for all your life, so it only seems right that you’d want to be there for them.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is all too common, and during the recent coronavirus pandemic, identifying… Read More
Friday, May 22nd, 2020
To protect their high-risk residents from COVID-19, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are currently prohibiting visitors, a social distancing measure in line with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Such precautions keep seniors safe, but they also result in many residents feeling lonely and afraid during this time.
The elder abuse lawyers at… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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