When Arbitration Clauses Fail . . . You Win!

What do nursing homes owners fear most? A panel of eight citizens hearing a case of nursing home abuse and neglect. That’s why they try to keep themselves out of court by enforcing nursing home arbitration clauses. What is arbitration? Arbitration is a way to settle disputes; it’s an alternative to bringing cases before a […]

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How Increased Therapy Can Benefit Hip Fracture Patients

If you’ve ever had a broken bone, you know it seems to take forever to heal. Hip fractures are even worse — they usually require recovery time in skilled nursing facilities. While there, patients receive the rest and physical therapy they need to get back on their feet. But certain physical therapy limitations might be […]

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Nursing Home Procedures You Should Question

Faced with that difficult decision whether to place a family member in a nursing home, we rely on a good deal of trust: trust that the doctors and nurses will make the best treatment decisions. But when should we question these professionals’ treatment decisions? Finally some nursing care guidelines come from the Society for Post-Acute […]

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Home Health Care Keeping Healthy

When our family members need everyday assistance due to aging or disabilities, why wouldn’t we want them to be cared for in their own homes? Home has all the comforts and familiarity gathered over a lifetime, not to mention closeness to family and friends. That makes it hard for anyone to choose to live in […]

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse

Residents of nursing homes face many challenges to their well-being, ranging from falls and fractures to bedsores and infection. How can we keep nursing homes accountable for the care they provide? We can hold them responsible by reporting nursing home abuse or neglect to government officials. The Ohio Department of Health handles complaints involving regulated health care facilities […]

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