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Nursing Home Issues

Home Health Care for Seniors

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Nursing Home Issues | 0 comments

Because of the rise of personal injury claims against staff of many nursing home facilities, many are considering of alternatives to nursing homes that can still provide proper care to their aging family member. One option that can be a good alternative is the home health care. This is a type of care that covers a number of medical and personal services that can provided at home to an elder or senior who is partially or fully dependent. It is a sufficient and affordable home care system that can provide physical help to elders around the home, from the basic bathing to getting meals, exercising, and even monitoring of chronic health conditions.

Home care and other supplemental services can offer a number of assistances to elders, such as health care (rehabilitation and physical therapy, medication, nursing, etc), nutrition (cooking, meal deliveries, and meal planning, among others), personal care (aid in performing personal hygiene, dressing, bathing, exercise), homemaking (house repairs, shopping, housekeeping), and social and safety needs (companions, transportation and escort services, etc). It is important to understand that home health care is not for everyone, since some seniors may require tight monitoring or further extensive medical treatment.

If the elder needs medical or nursing care, it is important to find a home care agency that is approved by Medicare and the state you live in. Seeking certified agencies to provide medical and nursing care would ensure that the service is at its utmost standard, and to avoid abuse and neglect from people who are not qualified to provide such services. Those who need at home health care often seek help with their daily activities rather than nursing or medical care. Activities of daily living (ADLs) such as getting out of bed, cooking, eating, bathing, walking around, and others is best suited for home health care services because families have better control on the care they receive.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Nursing Home Issues | 0 comments

The baby boomer generation is causing the average age of the United States population to rise. The number of old adults, or people age 65 and older, is growing exponentially. Currently there are over 42 million senior citizens in the United States and this number is projected to more than double by 2060. Because of this, the necessity for nursing home facilities is also growing and becoming an imperative need.

The average cost of care and residency for one year within a nursing home is $87,600. This cost generally includes medical expenses, boarding, and the fulfillment of basic needs by experienced staffers. Unfortunately, many for-profit nursing homes are more focused on potential profit than the care of their residents. This kind of negligence can become a pattern than progresses to abuse of the elderly clients.

According to the website of Pohl & Berk, LLP, between one and two million adults over the age of 65 are mistreated in nursing home or assisted living facilities annually. There are some reports that the rate is even as high as one in three residents being abused. However, the age and mental health of the patients causes many of these cases to go unreported.

Abuse is the willful intent to harm someone that results in physical or mental anguish. There are three main types of nursing home abuse: physical, emotional, and financial. The reported cases of abuse range from bed sores to bankruptcy to death. Fifty percent of abuse is willfully implemented by nursing home staff and another 25 percent is inflicted from resident-to-resident from lack of supervision.

It is important that the staff and management of these facilities are accountable for the neglect or abuse that afflicts these adults. If you believed that your loved one is a recipient of abuse at a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact an attorney in your area to discuss your legal options.

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Elder Abuse Awareness

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Nursing Home Issues | 0 comments

Despite the increasing population of senior citizens entering nursing homes, the tragedy is that many nursing homes are committing abuse violations. Even more grievous news is that majority of nursing home abuse are not reported. For those who believe that they or their loved ones are victims of such ordeal, an injury lawyer from Williams and Kherkher maybe able to help determine the legal aspects and options for the case.

The growing number of elders in the United States has prompted the government to branch out laws regarding the protecting and safety of the elderly population, and this has lead to the Elders Law. One of the things the Elders law covers is the nursing home law, and this deals with the unlawful treatment of the elderly that are under the care of facility administrators and their staff. It has civil and criminal weight, and carries regulatory standards that can help determine nursing home abuse.

Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® states on its website that nursing home residents, the elderly, and seniors have a number of rights that fall under both federal and state law. It is the unawareness of these rights that often contribute to elder victims not reporting nursing home abuse. Many victims of nursing home abuse prefer not to report the incident because of fear from their abusers, or sometimes they have no possible means to report the abuse. There are generally two forms of abuse in nursing homes: first being the state of the facility that should provide safety, cleanliness, and well-equipped accommodations that would cater to the needs and requirements of the elders, and second form of abuse being the conduct of the staff and employees of the facility.

Should there be established nursing home abuse, the family can file for a lawsuit against the staff or hospital itself. Contacting a lawyer can be vital in getting necessary legal assistance, as they can represent or stand in on the behalf of the client and guarantee that the issue is reported properly and that the necessary corrective measures are made. They can also advice whether the abuse is enough for a negligence lawsuit.

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