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 and Elopement in Ohio Nursing Homes- 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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Are Nursing Homes Responsible for Falls?

The nursing home is responsible for recognizing and assessing risk factors to keep its residents safe. If your loved one has or had any or all fall risk factors and the nursing home failed to recognize or address them the fall may be their fault.

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List of Poorly-Performing Ohio Nursing Homes

Is your loved one’s nursing home on the federal government’s list of poorly-performing nursing homes in Ohio? Read about the new senate report, and the federal government’s Special Focus Facility program for additional oversight of poorly-performing nursing homes.

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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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Who Does this Exercise Benefit?

Is all this therapy for grandmother’s benefit or the nursing home’s bottom line?Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center published a study about dying patients in nursing homes and found that dying patients are often pushed into very-high (approximately 9 hours per week) intensity and ultra-high (approximately 12 hours per week) intensity rehab exercises. […]

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