Category: Nursing Home Injuries

Recognizing and Heeding the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse
Did you know that June is officially designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and June 15 is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? Created in 2006, the annual campaign underscores the plight of seniors experiencing abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  As an adult child of aging parents, you may experience role reversal. While you […]
Bringing Nursing Home Issues to Light Right Here in Tallahassee
There is no question that the Coronavirus is taking its toll on all Americans, and even those right here in Tallahassee. No family has escaped the impact and we all have stories we can share that we will remember for generations to come. Perhaps most alarming, is the impact this widespread pandemic has had on […]
What To Do If a Loved One is in a Nursing Home and You Cannot Visit
According to official estimates, there are more than 15,000 nursing homes with nearly 2 million licensed beds in the United States. As of last year, those facilities housed approximately 1.4 to 1.5 million people. Not surprisingly, most nursing home residents are Older Americans with chronic health concerns. Now with the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic putting […]
How Much Do You Know About Your Nursing Home Rights?
When you have a loved one in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home or an assisted living facility, there is too much at stake not to ensure he or she has the best care possible.  We know that your elderly or disabled loved ones need the best care and representation possible. Our […]
How A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works
Losing a loved one is devastating under any circumstances. Losing a parent or child, however, due to negligence or an intentional act by another person can make the suffering unbearable. While nothing can bring them back, a “wrongful death” claim can hold the liable party accountable regardless of whether he or she is convicted in […]
5 Fine-Print Items to Watch for When Looking for a Medical Alert System
Medical alert systems are life-saving technologies that have helped countless people in emergency situations. What you may not realize, however, is that not all medical alert companies are the same. As we consider the safety precautions we need in our daily lives this National Medical Alert System Month, let us share five fine-print items to […]
What You Need to Know About Nursing Home Injuries and Deaths
Placing your senior loved one in a long-term care or assisted living facility can be an overwhelming and challenging experience. During this difficult time, it is important that you are assured he or she will be well-taken care of. While most skilled nursing home facilities and assisted living facilities provide quality care to their residents, […]
Should a Nursing Home Have a Security Camera?
When an Older American moves into a nursing home or assisted living facility, it can be challenging for all parties involved. For the Older American, he or she must learn to adapt to a new lifestyle and surroundings. For his or her loved ones, worries may plague their minds, concerned that their senior loved one […]
Issues in Long-Term Care
By: Scott Gwartney I recently received a call from an acquaintance who was aware that I frequently battle with long-term care facilities. Her request was familiar: My mother is no longer able to live in my home, and needs long-term care. How do I go about searching for the best place to meet her needs? […]