- Former Ombudsman Reveals Nursing Home Web of Deception
Illinois nursing home lawyer discusses an interview with Brian Lee, who explains how for-profit nursing homes hide profits and limit their accountability.
- Experimental Drug Cocktail May Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute are testing a two-drug cocktail that may reverse damage in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains.
- The Benefits Of Friends: Nursing Home Friendships Primary Cause Of Nursing Home Resident Satisfaction
Chicago nursing home lawyers comment on an article about nursing home friendships and talk about added benefits to making friends with fellow nursing home residents.
- For-Profit Nursing Homes Found Overcharging And Cutting Caregivers
Chicago nursing home attorneys comment on a story in Businessweek showing some industry to turn profit.
- They Say Illinois Ranks Third In Suspending Payments To Nursing Homes like It’s A Bad Thing
Chicago nursing home lawyers comment on a an article in the Tribune that ranks IL as 3rd in suspending payments to nursing homes and question the significance.
- Cautious Optimism Abounds After Alzheimer’s Disease Breakthrough
I often see Alzheimer’s patients in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. A possible breakthrough in research may be a huge step toward treating the disease.
- MedCottage: Is A Tiny Home A Viable Nursing Home Alternative?
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers question if a MedCottage or “granny pod” is a good alternative to putting your loved one into a nursing home.
- CPSC Releases Report On Portable Bedrail Related Deaths and Injuries
Adult portable bedrails are meant to help prevent injury and save lives. Chicago nursing home lawyers comment on a recent injury and death report by the CPSC.
- Bedrail Entrapment: Injury and Death from Bedrails In Nursing Homes
Chicago nursing home lawyers explain how bedrail entrapment results from nursing home neglect and can lead to serious injury or death.
- Federal and Illinois Nursing Home Regulations
Experienced Chicago nursing home lawyers explain federal and Illinois nursing home regulations that must be followed in order to prevent neglect and injuries.
- Uncovering The Value Of Questions: How Families Can Help Medical Personnel Provide Better Care
Chicago nursing home lawyers comment on a recent study that shows asking questions has a positive impact in preventing nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Long Term Care Facilities Seek To Take On More Hospital Responsibilities With Infusion Therapy
As a Chicago nursing home lawyer I’ve seen enough medication errors in nursing homes to be skeptical of the addition of infusion therapy into nursing homes.
- Can A Poor Night’s Sleep Lead To A Nursing Home?
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Barry G Doyle comments on an article by the American Geriatrics Society that links sleeplessness to nursing home registration
- Nursing Home Employees Struggle With Compassion Fatigue
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer Barry G Doyle discusses the negative effects of employees that work too hard for too long and get compassion fatigue with residents.
- West Virginia Supreme Court Reverses Ruling On FAA Nursing Home Case
Illinois Nursing Home Attorney Barry G Doyle comments on an on-going nursing home case in West Virginia that is trying to put a stop to dishonest practices.
- Making The Right Choice: Talking To Parents About Nursing Homes
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer Barry G Doyle discusses the task of choosing a proper nursing home for your parents and ways to go about talking with them about it.
- Separating The Mentally Ill From The Elderly
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer Barry G. Doyle discusses how grouping the mentally ill with the elderly can be a potentially harmful situation for the elderly.
- Smoking Injuries in Nursing Homes
Chicago nursing home lawyers explain that injuries from smoking in nursing homes account for a shocking number of serious burn injuries and deaths each year
- Nurse’s responsibility to notify resident’s doctor
- Nurses are the eyes and ears for the resident’s doctor when he is not in the facility. This includes provding notification to the doctor of key information regarding the care and condition of the resident.