Coumadin: Nursing home residents beware necessary but dangerous drug

Would it surprise you to know that nearly one in six nursing home residents takes the most dangerous drug in America? That drug is Coumadin, generically known as Warfarin. It affects the clotting time of blood, thinning the blood to prevent blood clots that could cause strokes by heart attacks or pulmonary embolism. This statistic

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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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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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Maybe Those (Rating) Stars Will Really Shine?

I am talking about the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) rating stars that rate the nation’s nursing homes. Families rely on this system when they’re evaluating nursing homes and their quality of care. Last month Medicare implemented changes to the rating system on its website Nursing Home Compare. The changes impacted two areas:

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How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Most nursing home residents are elderly, with several medical problems that could result in death. So how do you determine if a death is due to care home abuse? Below are conditions that may indicate nursing home abuse or neglect. Pressure sores or bedsores: Pressure sores occur on the bony prominences, such as buttocks and

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Defeating Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Are insurance companies satisfied with the litigation climate post-tort reform? Of course not! Mandatory arbitration clauses contained in many consumer contracts are the latest wave of tort reform storming the beaches. The insurance industry calculates its insureds will fare better with arbitrators than jurors; however, by including these clauses, it denies legal clients their Seventh

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Nancy Iler - Ohio Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer