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Residents’ Rights Month Emphasizes Importance of Residents Connecting with Their Loved Ones

October has been designated Residents’ Rights Month by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. This annual event recognizes all residents in long-term care facilities and celebrates awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individual… Read More

Rising COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes Due to Missteps and Delays

As COVID-19 started to spread across nursing homes nationwide, the Trump administration intentionally downplayed the deadly threat of the virus. Despite early warning signs and reports of deaths and severe illness among nursing home residents and staff,… Read More

Why the Pandemic is Linked to the Excess Deaths of Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients

While there have been numerous deaths directly related to the coronavirus, studies are showing that many others are also dying from being quarantined in isolation. Since the onset of COVID-19 in March, the number of deaths from Alzheimer's and Dementia… Read More

Can I Provide Evidence for a Nursing Home Neglect Claim?

Nursing homes have long been under fire for incidents involving abuse or neglect of long-term care residents who must rely on others for their daily care and well-being. What are some of the signs that may specifically indicate nursing home neglect?… Read More

Federal Investigation Called Following Multiple COVID Deaths at Veterans Home

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove is under scrutiny following the COVID-related deaths of ten residents at its facility. Three of these deaths happened in early August and in the same week. It was these latest incidents that led U.S. Rep. Bryan… Read More

Can You Hold a Nursing Home Liable for Sepsis Due to Neglect?

Did your family member suffer from sepsis at his or her nursing home? Are you concerned that the facility and its caregivers may be responsible for neglect, substandard care or medical malpractice? Sepsis can lead to serious pain and suffering or loss… Read More

Are Nursing Homes Misusing Hundreds of Millions of Funds Intended for Pandemic Relief?

Multiple nursing homes around the country received more than $300 million in pandemic funds to spend as they like. While many long-term care facilities impacted by COVID-19 have a valid need for funding, these recipients are for-profit facilities with… Read More

Are Medicaid Nursing Home Residents Being Wrongfully Evicted Amid the Pandemic?

Nursing home residents, many of whom suffer from one or more underlying medical conditions, have been the population most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 40 percent of deaths due to COVID-19 have been nursing home residents and the staff… Read More

Arbitration Agreements Help Nursing Homes Put Profit First

The use of arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts may not be completely new, but not everyone is aware of how they help long-term facilities get off the hook for substandard care. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, an ambulance transported an 87-year-old… Read More

Nursing Home Aides Training Requirements Reduced Amid Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, nursing home residents continue to be the most vulnerable and susceptible to this virus. In spite of that reality, the Trump administration took measures to relax training requirements for individuals… Read More

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