- Nurses Too Overworked For Resident Assessments Says Nursing Group
A survey of nursing home nurses revealed that nurses are often too overworked to properly conduct resident assessments regularly and properly.
- Causes of Smoking Accidents in Nursing Homes
There are two major causes of smoking accidents in nursing homes: unsafe handling of smoking materials and smoking near oxygen equipment.
There are at least 3 ways in which side rails present risks for nursing home residents.
- Study: Caring For Dementia Patients At Home A Daunting Task
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found that dementia patients living at home generally lack critical safety features and medical assessments.
- Another Argument For Nursing Home Security Cameras
A nursing home aide in Ohio was charged with sexually assaulting a resident. It is possible that security cameras could have prevented this from happening in the first place.
- Dehydration and Malnutrition Linked To Deaths of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents
The British Newspaper The Guardian released an article saying that since 2003, more than 2000 nursing home residents have died from malnutrition and dehydration in the UK.
- Devil Is In The Details When It Comes To CARES Act
The CARES Act introduces a number of fine details that are crucial to understand when dealing with nursing homes.
- How The Illinois Gay Marriage Law Can Help Fight Nursing Home Neglect
The legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the state of Illinois will likely help prevent nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse.
- Determining When Nursing Home Care Is Necessary For Alzheimer’s Patients
A method has been developed by the Columbia University Medical Center to help predict when Alzheimer’s patients may need nursing home care.
- Nursing Home Cameras: A Primer
Few states have laws concerning surveillance cameras in nursing homes. A visible camera can provide a strong deterrent from abuse, or aid in catching it after the fact.
- Can A Home-Delivered Meal-a-Day Keep Away The Nursing Home?
Home delivered meals can help keep healthy people out of nursing homes. Companion care is also a viable option in some cases and costs much less than nursing homes.
- Trust Fund Accounts Can Leave Nursing Home Residents Vulnerable
An investigation showed that nursing home residents are often victim to theft from the trust funds managed by those same nursing homes.
- 5 Physical Signs of Trouble: Recognizing and Reporting Abuse In A Nursing Home
Chicago nursing home lawyer Barry G. Doyle discusses the 5 signs to look for that could signal physical abuse at a nursing home.
- Dealing With The Aftermath of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Chicago nursing home lawyer Barry G. Doyle, discusses what to do if you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.
- Five Warning Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect
Chicago nursing home lawyer Barry G. Doyle discusses the five warning signs of nursing home neglect. This is a good checklist for families of residents.
- Hygiene and Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Chicago nursing home lawyers talk about poor health and hygiene practice as a sign of nursing home neglect.
- Curbing Nursing Home Violence
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers explain the correlation between how nursing homes make money and nursing home violence.
- Families Of Nursing Home Residents Should Beware Of 12-Hour Nursing Shift
Chicago nursing home neglect lawyers talk about understaffed and over worked nurses in nursing home after a recent study examines the affect of shift length.
- National Quality Forum Endorses Additional Patient Safety Measures
Our Illinois nursing home lawyers talk about the NQF’s endorsement of new patient safety measures and what this means for Illinois nursing home residents.
- 2012 AHCA Report Shows Progress, Plenty Of Room For Improvement
The ACHA released it’s 2012 quality report. Our Chicago nursing home lawyers share their opinion based from first hand experience with the abused and neglected.
- Video Cameras Key To Fighting Home Care Abuses
Chicago nursing home attorneys talk about an incident of sexual abuse by home care nurses was caught on camera and what is best practice for surveillance.
- C. Diff in Nursing Homes: Could A Poop-Transplant Save Hundreds Of Lives?
Chicago nursing home lawyers talk about C. Diff in nursing homes, the potential for fecal transplants as cure for infection, and proper hygiene as prevention.