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Reducing Nursing Home Residents Hospitalizations

Nursing home residents often experience potentially avoidable injuries and conditions that require hospitalization. This population is especially vulnerable to possible exposure to illnesses and complications that can occur during stays and transitions to hospitals. For these reasons, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been focused for the…

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The Perks of Senior Living Communities

When you hear senior living community, you may think of an institution with impersonal staff and less than cozy living quarters. However, in some cases, that is far from reality. Senior living communities have come a long way and many seniors are calling these communities home. At Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula…

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Labor Day Fun for Seniors

Spending time with a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most valuable expressions of love that you can give. The Labor Day weekend is the opportunity to get in all of those last-minute summer activities you enjoy with your loved one before setting in for cooler temperatures….

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PKSD Supports Petition Calling for Arbitration Agreement Bans in Nursing Home Admissions

The attorneys and staff at Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. are proud to support a petition calling for the ban of arbitration agreements in nursing homes admissions contracts. As a law firm that has persistently fought for the rights of nursing home residents and their families, the personal injury…

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Assisted Living Search Mistakes to Avoid

Selecting an assisted living community is a significant decision for your family. You want only the best for your loved one, and you may find the selection process both intimidating and difficult, as there will be a great deal of information to evaluate. Many other families have been through the…

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Signs Your Loved One May Need Assistance

Serving as a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia is a true labor of love, in which over 15 million Americans devote their time. Caregiver stress is quite common, and its important to be able to recognize when you need a break, as…

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Dehydration Concerns for the Elderly During Summer

Summer generally brings a desire to be outside in the sunshine enjoying the fresh air. Unfortunately, it can also bring an increased concern for dehydration for our elderly loved ones. If your loved one is residing in a nursing home and goes outside during the warm summer months, it is…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a day set aside each year as a call to action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about neglect, abuse and exploitation of elders. The offices of PKSD proudly support this important day. We continually strive to defend…

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Study: Nurses Dont Spend Enough Time on Resident Care

When your loved one is residing in an assisted living facility, you expect that they are receiving the highest level of care and that they are the main priority of the staff. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. If you or a loved one falls victim to nursing home…

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Simple Ways to Prevent Nursing Home Falls

Falls among the elderly account for about 1,800 deaths every year and statistics show that the issue is more common in nursing homes. Nursing home residents are often more prone to dangerous falls because of the frailty of the population, often resulting in severe injury and even death. If you…

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