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Is Your Loved One Being Neglected Amid Latest COVID-19 Spike in Wisconsin Nursing Homes?

Many people may have concerns about issues, such as neglect, that their loved one’s may face in a nursing home. Facilities that were struggling before the pandemic may find it even harder to maintain staffing levels or adhere to best hiring practices amid the new COVID-19 outbreaks. If your loved…

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Key Issues Impacting Nursing Home Residents Due to the Ongoing Pandemic

Nursing home residents have been hardest hit by the coronavirus. As the year begins to wind down, it is important to look at some of the key issues that continue to plague these vulnerable patients. If your loved one has been injured or negatively affected by the pandemic due to another’s…

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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 resident. Long-term care residents have certain rights under the Nursing Home Reform…

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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, the outbreak has only continued to worsen over time. Over 78,000 residents and…

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Why the Pandemic is Linked to the Excess Deaths of Alzheimer 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 have risen to more than 20 percent above what is…

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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? What should you do if this happens? How can…

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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 Steil, R-Wisconsin to call for the federal…

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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 or substandard care? Sepsis can lead to serious pain and suffering or loss of life, and nursing home residents are often susceptible due…

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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 a history of serious violations. PKSD Law helps to keep you…

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Are Medicaid Nursing Home Residents Being Wrongfully Evicted During 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 who care for them. Now, there appears to be…

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