Five Signs of Malnutrition in the Elderly

03/22/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Malnutrition occurs when a person’s body does not get the right amount of type of nutrients to support ongoing health and organ function. Malnutrition is a life-threatening condition that can put a person at risk for nu...Read More

What Is a Sacral Pressure Ulcer?

03/21/24 | Bedsores
A sacral pressure ulcer, also known as a decubitus ulcer or bedsore, is a condition that occurs when too much pressure and friction occur on the skin, creating an open wound. Care providers must carefully treat these painful ...Read More

Is a Bedsore Always a Sign of Abuse and Neglect?

03/20/24 | Abuse and Neglect, Bedsores
A bedsore is an ulcer forming on the skin due to pressure from sitting in a chair or laying in a bed too long, often in one position. Bedsores can occur for various reasons but often are the result of negligence. In many situ...Read More

What Should I Do if My Mom Fell in a Nursing Home and Broke Her Hip?

03/19/24 | Abuse and Neglect
This is not an uncommon question: “My mom fell in a nursing home and broke her hip, and I do not feel safe sending her back. Is someone responsible?” When a person in a nursing home falls and suffers an injury, it...Read More

Is a Nursing Home Liable for Falls?

03/18/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
In many cases, nursing homes are liable for falls residents suffer due to the negligence of the facility and its caregivers. Nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and skilled nursing homes have a legal duty to create a sa...Read More

When Do Most Falls Occur in Nursing Homes?

02/27/24 | Abuse and Neglect
Your loved one’s safety and well-being are of utmost importance, especially if they are residing in a nursing home. While nursing homes are meant to provide a safe and caring environment for our aging loved ones, the un...Read More

How to Recognize Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

02/21/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are meant to be a place of comfort and care for our loved ones who require assistance with daily activities. However, instances of nursing home abuse have been on the rise, making it crucial for us to be vigilan...Read More

What to Do if Your Parent Falls in a Nursing Home?

02/15/24 | Abuse and Neglect
Falls can happen to anyone, but the situation can become more serious and complex when they occur in a nursing home. Suppose your parent has experienced a fall in a nursing home. In that case, taking immediate action is essen...Read More

Broken Hip in a Nursing Home – Is It Negligence?

02/09/24 | Abuse and Neglect
Imagine the following scenario: Your frail, elderly loved one resides in a nursing home, where they are supposed to receive professional care and support. One day, you receive a devastating phone call informing you that your ...Read More

Can You Sue a Nursing Home for a Fall?

02/03/24 | Abuse and Neglect
As we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to injuries and accidents, and falls, in particular, pose a significant threat to seniors, especially those residing in nursing homes. Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence ...Read More

Insurance Requirements for Nursing Homes

01/30/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes serve an important purpose in our society, as they provide care and living accommodations for the senior population that cannot live independently. Nursing homes relieve significant burdens from families that ca...Read More

What Happens if a Fall in a Nursing Home Is Unwitnessed?

01/25/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Fall risks increase as people age, and falls are common in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Data shows that about half of nursing home residents suffer at least one fall a year, and fall-related injuries can kill...Read More

My Mom Fell in a Nursing Home – What Can I Do?

01/16/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
When a loved one falls in a nursing home, it can be a distressing and overwhelming experience for both the individual and their family. In such a situation, stay informed about the steps you can take to protect your loved one...Read More

What to Do if Your Loved One is a Victim of Elder Abuse?

01/11/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Elder abuse is a distressing reality that can happen in various settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and even in the comfort of one’s own home. Unfortunately, elder abuse is often underreported...Read More

What are the Main Types of Nursing Home Abuse?

01/05/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s natural to have concerns about their well-being. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a growing problem that can disrupt the lives of some of society’s most vulnerab...Read More

Heath Springs Residential Care Center

12/20/23 | Nursing Home Abuse
Heath Springs Residential Care Center is a retirement and assisted living community in Heath Springs, South Carolina. This senior living community provides assisted living services to those in need, including diabetic care, n...Read More

New Federal Standards for Nursing Home Care

12/10/23 | Nursing Home Abuse
There are 1.2 million seniors in nursing homes throughout the United States, and this number is only increasing. Despite many nursing home facilities receiving federal funds, they often remain understaffed, increasing the cha...Read More

What Should You Do After a Car Accident Checklist

11/30/23 | Auto Accidents
Did you know that there is one traffic collision every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina? That’s a scary number. Even scarier: these collisions lead to one injury every 8.7 minutes and one fatality every 8.9 hours. As drivers, ...Read More

Trampoline Parks – A Rise in Popularity and Risk

11/29/23 | Personal Injuries
One search on Google, and you’ll be quick to find articles regarding the rise in popularity of trampoline parks such as Sky Zone.  You’ll also probably notice the numerous articles about children being injured, s...Read More

What Are Chemical Restraints in a Nursing Home?

10/20/23 | Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse
If you had to make the difficult decision to place your aging parent or relative in a nursing home, you naturally want to make sure they receive the best care possible. When looking at nursing homes, it’s important to k...Read More

Nursing Home Injuries and the Risk of Overmedication

10/20/23 | Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home injuries are among the most distressing cases that attorneys handle. You place a significant amount of trust in a nursing home and the nursing home’s staff to care for a loved one. This decision is fraught ...Read More

Suffering a Brain Injury After a Motorcycle Accident?

10/20/23 | Brain Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are considered one of the most devastating accidents on the road, often resulting in catastrophic injuries, debilitating pain, and skyrocketing medical expenses. If you have been in a motorcycle accident ...Read More

Why Do Bedsores Occur?

10/19/23 | Abuse and Neglect, Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse
Understanding Pressure Ulcers: Are They a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect? Pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, should be exceedingly rare in any nursing home that adheres to recommended care guidelin...Read More

The Most Common Cause of Collision

08/13/23 | Auto Accidents
Have you ever wondered what the most common cause of vehicle collisions is? So has the Insurance Information Institute (III) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which have compiled statistics on th...Read More

How to Report Elder Abuse in South Carolina

08/13/23 | Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse
Trusting your loved one to the care of others is never easy. When a member of your family suffers elder abuse or neglect from another family member or from a caregiver, you must take action. Learning more about various types ...Read More