Have you ever ignored an alarm? Your morning wake up? A fire alarm going off for what you think is no reason? What happens when that alarm is attached to life supporting medical equipment such as a ventilator or a bed alarm used to alert nurses that a senior is up without assistance? “Research has […]
Can we trust profit driven corporations such as long-term care facilities to do the right thing, the safe thing, if not required to do so? Last November in the wake of the natural tragedy of Hurricane Irma (see my blog- Keeping Our Seniors Safe During Natural Disasters – The Time For Congress To Act Is […]
What are the key aspects that attorneys should know about nursing home abuse? Nancy presents a webinar on this topic for the Ohio Association for Justice.
It is not just you! When you go visit your mom in the nursing home, and you cannot find any nurse’s aides or nurses to help take her to the bathroom, you may wonder if the facility is understaffed, or is it just you. It is a fact that nursing homes are understaffed and have […]
Toledo’s newspaper The Blade did an important article on state inspections and the nursing home rating system. Read more about this article.
Will the Trump Administration’s decision to scale back federal regulations that govern nursing homes affect the safety of our seniors? Government regulation can make our lives safer and that is certainly true in the nursing home industry. Regulations put into place years ago have worked to make nursing homes accountable for a minimum standard of […]
So you and your family have made that difficult decision to move mom or dad out of their home into an assisted living facility, so your job is done? Nope. Assisted Living Facilities ( ALF) have become the answer for many adult children looking to provide a safer version of home for their aging parents. […]
We were all shocked and horrified at the news weeks ago, that residents of a nursing home in Hollywood Florida died because there was no air conditioning after hurricane Irma. I couldn’t believe the reports that there was no backup generator and that the administration at the facility would not make the safety of the […]
My practice focuses on abuse and neglect in nursing homes and one of the reasons for placement in nursing homes is a family member with dementia . In 2015, 47 million people were living with dementia. This number is projected to triple by 2050. We should all be interested in reducing our risk of dementia […]
If your neighborhood looks like mine, there are shiny new buildings going up on what seems like every corner. Looking behind the bricks and mortar, is this a good fit for your loved ones? Assisting living facilities in Ohio and around the country are an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional nursing home. But is […]