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Prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin cause pressure sores, or as they are more commonly known, bedsores. This injury commonly afflicts sedentary people who cannot to move out of certain positions. Remaining in one position for too long can stress and injure the skin and the tissue underneath. Pressure sores are especially […]

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It’s difficult to imagine that the nursing home staff tasked with caring for its elderly patrons would ever engage in nursing home abuse. Still, abuse is a national concern for the almost 5 percent of people older than 65 in the United States who live in assisted living facilities. Nursing home abuse happens more frequently […]

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If you had to make the difficult decision that your aging parent or relative needs nursing home care, you naturally want to make sure your mother or father receives the best care possible. One factor that it’s important to consider when looking at nursing homes is how carefully the facility monitors the use of chemical […]

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If you’ve had to make the difficult decision that it’s time for your loved one to receive nursing home care, you know just how emotionally fraught the process is. If your loved one—instead of being well cared for and provided for—is injured due to nursing home negligence or abuse, it is a devastating blow. You […]

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Thanks to innovations in healthcare, public sanitation, vaccination, and many other important disciplines, Americans are living longer than ever. This also, however, raises many important questions about the needs of an aging population. Longer lifespans have led to the need for more healthcare and assisted living services amongst the elderly population of Charleston. Families and […]

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Making the decision that your loved one needs the skilled care of a nursing home is never an easy one. Furthermore, it necessitates a good deal of research and investigation to find a facility that will provide your elderly relative with an array of necessary services, including quality healthcare, appetizing meals with adequate nutrition, and […]

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Nursing home injuries are some of the most upsetting cases that attorneys come up against. After all, you entrusted your loved one—after what was most likely an agonizing decision-making process—to a nursing home that you carefully chose to help keep them healthy, comfortable, and as socially active as possible. When your loved one, instead, suffers […]

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Nursing homes exist to care for the most vulnerable among us. In many instances, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are completely dependent upon facility staff for all of their basic needs, including food, hygiene, and healthcare. In addition, nursing home residents are often unable or unwilling to report mistreatment to authorities, […]

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If your loved one lives in a nursing home, chances are you worry about her well-being and whether she receives proper treatment. South Carolina law expects nursing homes to meet a specific standard of care. This involves providing sanitary and safe conditions; all necessary food, water, and other essentials; and any medical care and medications […]

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