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Guide to Nursing Home Choking Accidents

Nursing home residents often have trouble chewing and swallowing their food, which can lead to choking. This can cause a loss of oxygen to the brain that can lead to serious brain damage and possibly death. This is why it is so important for nursing… Read More

Federal Investigation Reveals Nursing Home Abuse is Often Not Reported to Police

More than one-fourth of serious cases of nursing home abuse are not reported to police, despite federal and state laws requiring these cases be immediately turned over to law enforcement. The disturbing revelation was reported in an alert released Monday… Read More

Residents Provided Poor Care in Many Nursing Homes Despite More Oversight

A New York Times investigation into federally funded nursing homes found that facilities with frequent violations labeled “special focus facilities” consistently provided poor care to residents after being released from increased oversight. PKSD’s dependable… Read More

How to Recognize Nursing Home Neglect

Unfortunately, neglect in nursing homes is not uncommon. Nursing home neglect occurs when a resident does not receive the level of care that he or she requires. Neglect can cause serious harm to a resident, including severe injuries, illnesses and infections. If… Read More

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Patients in Nursing Homes

In recognition of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, PKSD’s dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys in Milwaukee are helping to raise awareness of the unique needs of residents diagnosed with dementia. Due to their illness, nursing home residents… Read More

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Preventing Nursing Home Abuse

Each year, June 15 is set aside as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This important day brings awareness and education to an important problem in today’s world. According to the National Council on Aging, one in 10 seniors in America have experienced… Read More

Dehydration in Nursing Homes: A Sign of Neglect

Nursing homes are obligated to provide residents with adequate care that ensures residents’ needs are met. This includes ensuring that residents are well hydrated and nourished. The Milwaukee nursing home abuse attorneys at PKSD are experienced in handling… Read More

Nursing Home Residents and Bed Sores

Bed sores, or pressure sores, are painful pressure ulcers that occur after prolonged periods of inactivity and are often a sign of neglect. Unfortunately, bed sores occur regularly among nursing home residents who are neglected by inattentive staff members. Although… Read More

Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly residents in nursing homes are at risk of several forms of abuse that can cause them serious harm. However, emotional abuse is often more subtle than physical abuse and may be difficult to identify when it occurs. If someone you love is residing… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Identifying the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

In this month’s issue of the PKSD Newsletter, we discuss nursing home abuse and the signs that can help you identify when it has occurred to your loved one. Types of Nursing Home Abuse Nursing home abuse accounts for a wide range of malicious behavior… Read More

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