The Senate Special Committee on Aging convened its first hearing on assisted living in two decades. Triggered by alarming reports of assisted living wandering/elopement-related deaths, the hearing saw rare bipartisan unity as leaders addressed issues such as facility safety, inconsistent regulations and reporting, and neglect. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) urged families to share their assisted […]
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy one. Sometimes it is inevitable after care at home is no longer sustainable and often it comes after a hospital visit or another sudden unfortunate event.
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.
If a loved one was injured in a nursing home or died from negligence, learn about the factors to consider in selecting the right lawyer for your case. Schedule a free consultation; no fee unless compensation is recovered.
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.
Has your loved one been assaulted in a nursing home? With more than 30 years of experience, learn how Nursing Home Lawyer Nancy Iler can help you and your family.
Filing a Complaint with the Ohio Department of Health and a consult with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer is a good starting point for families looking for answers.
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.
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.