Four Ways to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

We can’t always control when and where a loved one goes into a nursing home or assisted living facility. In a perfect world, we would have unlimited time, money, and information with which to make the best, safest choice. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, so we must make the best decisions we can, […]

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Why is Elder Abuse Not Reported to the Police?

Reporting Abuse-let us all be diligent and err on the side of over cautious. If something even has the appearance of wrong when it comes to our elderly or disabled loved ones speak up. Call the authorities, call the Ohio Department of Health and in some cases contact a Nursing Home Injury Attorney.

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Wandering Nursing Home Residents in Ohio – How Could This Happen?

In people with cognitive impairments, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, wandering involves moving aimlessly around the facility without awareness of personal safety. For example, residents may leave their room, get on an elevator, and travel down to the basement. Elopement or escape takes residents even further afield — they leave or escape the facility unnoticed and unsupervised.

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Is the Nursing Home Responsible for Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers?

You were told your loved one has a pressure ulcer (bed sore), what is that? Did your loved one go into a nursing home for rehabilitation or because they required more care then you could give at home only to then discover that they have a terrible open wound on their backside or heel? Read about whether the nursing home may be liable for your loved one’s bed sore.

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