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Practice Area: Nursing Home Injuries

Signs Of Nursing Home Negligence

Adopted by the World Health Organization, the definition of elder abuse is a single, repeated act, or lack of action that led to harm or injury of an elderly person occurring within a relationship where there is an expectation of

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Nursing Home Prescription Errors

The likelihood of a prescription error occurring in a nursing home facility is something that is well-recognized and acknowledged within the medical community. Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to provide timely and accurate dosages of medications to residents in

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Nursing Home Falls

Sadly, falls among the elderly are a common occurrence due to age, physical instability and sometimes neglect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year more than 1,800 adults in assisted living facilities die because of

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Bedsores

Nursing home neglect is generally the cause of all bedsores in elderly patients. However, it is important to note that nursing home neglect can quickly turn into nursing home abuse. Family members and loved ones of an elderly patient must

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, incidents of Connecticut nursing home abuse and neglect seem to be on the rise. If you suspect that your loved one or another resident in the facility is being abused or mistreated, do not hesitate to take action. Contacting

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Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a huge problem in Connecticut, as well as the rest of the country. The Administration on Aging refers to elder abuse as “any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes

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Types Of Elderly Care

As an increasing number of the national population ages, elderly care is becoming an issue of greater prevalence in Connecticut. According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), more than 1.4 million residents lived in

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Nursing Home Neglect

Approximately 90 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. are understaffed. When a nursing home is understaffed the facility is unable to provide adequate care for its residents. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is a prevalent problem in this country. Nursing

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Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, neglect and abuse of the elder population is a common occurrence. It is estimated that between 1 and 2 million Americans over the age of 65 have been injured, exploited or mistreated by someone who they depend on for

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Area Nursing Homes

According to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes Ratings, the state of Connecticut has a total of 231 nursing homes, while 65 of these homes earned a top five-star rating, which put the state at number 18

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