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Could Nursing Homes Face Wrongful Death Claims Due to COVID-19 Deaths?

As of April 4, 2021, 131,584 residents of long-term care facilities had died from COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which regulates long-term care facilities. While it may have been impossible to prevent some of these deaths, as the elderly are particularly susceptible to severe consequences from…

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Up to one in six nursing home residents could suffer abuse or neglect this year. That is why it is so important for families to do their research when selecting a residential care facility for an elderly loved one. Once you select a facility, you need to know the signs of abuse or neglect so you can spot it and do something about it. Your loved one…

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Reducing Falls in Nursing Home Facilities

Falls are the leading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. The death rate for seniors has increased by 30 percent between 2007 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every year, three million older people are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries. Understanding risk factors associated with falls…

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Minimizing Choking Accidents in Nursing Homes

Choking hazards in nursing homes can affect loved ones when the staff has inadequate training and is unaware of how to prevent these situations from occurring. Through proper training, it is possible to protect the safety of loved ones and minimize the potential risk for injury. If your loved one has suffered a choking accident due to nursing home…

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Signs and Risks of Psychological Abuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are charged with caring for elderly patients when their families are not able to. However, when a nursing home fails to protect its residents due to negligence or an abusive staff member, it may be held liable for the victim's injures. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including psychological abuse. Identifying psychological abuse…

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Nursing Home Understaffing Is a Dangerous Problem

Nursing homes are increasingly becoming understaffed as a result of budget costs, a high turnover rate due to stress and a lack of competent, certified staff members to do the work. Patients are not receiving the quality care and treatment they rightfully deserve. Understaffing is a dangerous problem which can lead to negligence and nursing home…

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Arizona

Nursing home residents depend on staff members and caregivers to help them daily tasks, which makes them highly susceptible to abuse and neglect. If your loved one is currently residing in a nursing home, you should know how to report abuse or neglect if it occurs. The Phillips Law Group’s Phoenix nursing home abuse attorneys believe it is critical…

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Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights in Arizona

Nursing home residents are guaranteed certain rights that protect and preserve their individual identity and dignity, while also ensuring they receive high quality care and treatment. The Phillip’s Law Group’s trusted nursing home abuse attorneys in Phoenix want nursing home residents to be aware of the rights and protections extended to them and…

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes is More Common than Previously Believed

A CNN investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against residents of nursing homes revealed that the problem is far more prevalent than originally thought. More than 16,000 claims of sexual abuse against residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the U.S. have been alleged since 2000, according to the Administration for Community…

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CDC Reports Falls as the Leading Cause of Injuries and Death Among Seniors

In conjunction with the 9th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings from its latest study, revealing that falls are the leading cause of death and injury among older adults age 65 and older. The CDC found that in 2014, senior Americans fell 29 million times leading to approximately…

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