Verbal and Physical Abuse in a Nursing Home

Nursing homes and skilled care facilities provide care to people who, due to age-related conditions, cannot live on their own. While family members may choose to fill the role, it can be quite tasking to take care of a senior, and most people opt for nursing homes. But like in most cases where one individual wields power over another, there are often cases of elder abuse in these facilities.

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By |March 18th, 2020|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

What Happens if Your Nursing Home Closes?

Aging is one of those things that could go either way. Some people stay relatively healthy and alert as they grow older, but others tend to get worn down physically and mentally. Family members can choose to step in and fill the role of a caregiver, but nursing homes offer—especially for seniors with severe cognitive and physical deficiencies—more comprehensive and knowledgeable care

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By |March 4th, 2020|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

Why Early Detection of Bedsores is Important

As we age, the body and mind starts working less efficiently, and in many cases, we require more help than we would have otherwise needed for everyday activities. Nursing homes provide care to such elderly individuals, taking care of the needs they can’t address on their own. Bedsores have become a common occurrence in nursing facilities in Massachusetts, and they often point to elder neglect.
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By |February 20th, 2020|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

3 Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse-Related Injuries

Nursing homes are designed to be facilities where elderly and vulnerable members of society who are ill and aged can receive the level of care that they need. While this may be the intent behind nursing home care–and the primary reason that family members put their elderly loved ones into nursing homes–it doesn’t always work out like this. In fact, nursing home abuse is a serious problem in Massachusetts, leading to many resident injuries and even deaths each year. If you have a loved one in a nursing home in our state, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with some of the common injuries that are associated with nursing home abuse–

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By |August 21st, 2019|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on 3 Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse-Related Injuries

How to Prove Damages in a Boston Nursing Home Abuse Case

 

If a loved one has suffered serious or fatal injuries in a nursing home as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, bringing forth a civil claim for damages may be a viable option. In order to recover compensation, however, a plaintiff must not only prove the negligence and wrongdoing of the nursing home, but must also prove damages. Here’s a look at the types of damages that are available in nursing home abuse cases, as well as how to prove damages–

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By |July 20th, 2018|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on How to Prove Damages in a Boston Nursing Home Abuse Case

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Even more difficult than making the decision to move an elderly loved one into a nursing home is suspecting that the nursing home resident has been subjected to nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse is a serious concern, and when nursing home abuse occurs, victims deserve justice. As a loved one of a nursing home resident in Massachusetts, here are some of the signs of nursing home abuse to be aware of—

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By |May 17th, 2018|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

Hidden Nursing Home Abuse – Elderly Falls

Many patients of Nursing Homes have a high risk for falling.  Patients may have a history of falls, or present as a fall risk due to their difficulty with mobility, recent surgery, mental status impairment, prescribed medications such as sedatives, or simply their use of an assisted mobility device.  Whatever the reason may be, a Nursing Home patient identified as a fall risk can suffer significant injuries if they are not monitored correctly.

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By |May 4th, 2018|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on Hidden Nursing Home Abuse – Elderly Falls

Nursing Home Abuse – The Hidden Danger of Bed Sores

Nursing Home Abuse – The Hidden Danger of Bed Sores
For many different reasons you, or your loved ones, may need to be admitted to a nursing home for assisted living. Nursing home patients often are unable to ambulate or have limited ability to do so.  Therefore, patients may be restricted to their bed and dependent on the care provided by the nursing home staff.  If patients with ambulatory limitations are not properly cared for, they may develop bedsores, or pressure ulcers, due to the extended amount of time in one position.  The bedsores or ulcers are preventable if the nursing home and its staff take the appropriate steps to care for their patients.

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By |April 26th, 2018|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on Nursing Home Abuse – The Hidden Danger of Bed Sores

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

 

For many people entering their senior years, or from age 60 and over, their hope is that they maintain good health for as long as possible. When mental or physical deficiencies make it too difficult to care for themselves, then they may enter a nursing home or assisted living facility where they continue to hope […]

By |November 7th, 2015|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|0 Comments

Nursing Home Abuse? What You Need To Look For

Nursing Home Abuse? What You Need To Look For
Nursing homes are more often than not the last residence for millions of residents. They are designed to offer a comfortable living arrangement, medical care, meals and recreational activities. There are over 5200 nursing home facilities in the US with nearly 2 million residents. Many are for-profit homes though a good number are community-based, non-profit facilities run by churches and volunteers as well as trained staff. Unfortunately, the majority of these facilities have been reported to have some kind of deficiency with many of these resulting in varying degrees of harm to residents. […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Boston Nursing Home Lawyer|Comments Off on Nursing Home Abuse? What You Need To Look For

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