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What Are the Warning Signs of Neglect at My Loved One’s Memory Care Center?

Do you have a loved one living in a memory care facility? Are you considering this type of care for a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia? If you answered “yes” to either question, you need to know the warning signs of neglect of memory care residents. One of…

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Medication Errors at Iowa Nursing Home Linked to Woman’s Kidney Injury

Nursing homes owe residents a legal duty to provide care that meets acceptable standards in the medical community. Despite these standards, however, long-term care facilities and their staff often make serious errors that can severely risk residents’ well-being. At PKSD, we have a deep commitment to protecting the injured in…

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State Inspectors Cite Azria Health for Ignoring Nursing Aides’ Concerns Before Resident’s Death

In November of last year, a resident of Azria Health of Clarinda died after her physical and mental health deteriorated over a 24-hour period. State inspectors have cited the facility for its response to the resident’s decline. Inspectors have also proposed a fine of $11,750. Two certified nursing assistants observed…

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Former Director of Nursing Sues Iowa Care Facility Over Understaffing and Unsafe Conditions

Stephanie Schlegelmilch has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Avoca Specialty Care facility in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She was employed as the director of nursing at this facility. In her lawsuit, Schlegelmilch alleges Avoca broke state and federal laws by admitting residents to the facility despite ongoing issues with…

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Iowa Nurse Fired For Her Mistreatment of Nursing Home Residents

An Iowa nursing home worker, Leann McVay, was recently terminated following multiple complaints about her poor treatment of residents. McVay worked as a state-licensed nurse at Care Initiatives, one of the largest nursing home chains in Iowa. On March 18, some issues regarding her care of residents arose at Avoca…

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Dangers of Returning to Work Too Quickly After a Crash

If you sustained injuries in a car crash, healing and getting back to your life is a priority. Unfortunately, the reality of medical bills and other costs may be pushing you to return to work too quickly. You might even feel your employer is pressuring you to come back. The…

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Can You File a Claim for Compensation Due to Airbag Injuries?

Airbags add a vital layer of protection during a car crash, but what if something goes wrong? If you get injured when your airbag deploys, you may wonder if you have a valid claim for compensation. Below, our PKSD attorneys explain more about airbags, including the types of injuries that…

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7 Things You Should Never Say After a Wisconsin Collision

Injured in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver? If so, it is important to begin protecting your potential claim from the moment the crash occurs. While you must give responding officers an honest account of what happened, there are seven things you should never say after a…

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Nursing Home Cited for Resident Abuse, Other Serious Violations

Montrose Health Center in Lee County is again being cited and fined for serious violations due to inadequate resident care. The Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL) has proposed fines against the facility totaling $44,250 for numerous violations. New Citations Against Montrose Health Center The most recent violations…

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CMS Designates Three More Iowa Nursing Homes as Eligible for Special-Focus Facilities List

Three Iowa nursing homes have been designated as being eligible candidates for a national list. Unfortunately, the facilities on this list were not designated as a distinction of honor. Rather, the list these facilities are considered among the nation’s worse. As such, they have been added to the list of…

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