What Are Chemical Restraints in Nursing Home Abuse?

05/17/24 | Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse
Chemical restraints refer to the use of medications to control behavior or restrict movement in nursing home residents, often without their informed consent. This practice is abusive when used as a form of control rather than...Read More

Are Nursing Homes Required to Report Falls?

05/06/24 | Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are usually required to report resident falls. As part of their regulatory obligations, these facilities are mandated to maintain records of many types of incidents, including falls. Reporting falls is crucial f...Read More

Advocating for Your Parent’s Needs in a Nursing Home

04/22/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes provide a valuable service. They also promise that your family will receive fair treatment and a safe living place. Yet, there are many instances in which this may not occur. For those who are older, simple over...Read More

My Dad Fell in a Nursing Home, Is It Abuse?

04/21/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
A family member may fall in a nursing home due to neglect, negligence, or reckless behavior. If you believe that a nursing home caused a fall that led to medical injuries or other losses, seek the help of a nursing home abuse...Read More

Credible Witnesses in a Nursing Home Case

04/20/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Proving nursing home abuse is never simple. This gets more challenging when residents are afraid or unwilling to discuss what occurred. Then, there is the question about the mental competence of the claims others make. When y...Read More

Nursing Home Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore When Visiting

04/19/24 | Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes promise to provide care and support for people who cannot care for themselves for many reasons, including physical limitations, dementia, and much more. Families put extraordinary trust and financial resources i...Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bedsore Treatment Costs in Nursing Homes [Do You Pay?]

06/28/23 | Legal Fees, Nursing Home Abuse
Bedsores–also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers–usually happen to people who are bed-bound or must use a wheelchair to get around. Putting pressure on one area for a long time, especially where a bone is ...Read More

​Private Equity Owners Increase Deaths at Nursing Homes

12/07/22 | Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are proving to be big business, which is tragic news for those whose relatives live in the facilities. As private equity (PE) firms increasingly purchase these homes, an alarming trend has emerged: Cost-cutting ...Read More

​Nursing Home Improvements Needed to Protect Seniors

06/09/22 | Nursing Home Abuse
Over 1.4 million nursing home residents are currently in over 15,500 nursing homes across the country. All of these facilities receive public funding through Medicare and Medicaid. There are billions of dollars funneling into...Read More

Does Greed Affect Nursing Home Staffing and Resident Care?

02/10/22 | Nursing Home Abuse
Much has been said about the critically low staffing levels at nursing homes and assisted living facilities since the dawn of COVID. Unfortunately, staffing issues were a problem even before the pandemic. However, since 2020,...Read More

How to Sue a Nursing Home for a Slip and Fall Injury

01/17/22 | Nursing Home Abuse
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of severe injuries among vulnerable persons and senior citizens. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals that as many as 36 million Americans ...Read More

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlements

11/23/21 | Nursing Home Abuse
A nursing home abuse case may result in a significant amount of compensation. Depending on the facts of the case, this amount can exceed $1 million. Working with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer can help you maximize ...Read More

South Carolina Bedsore (Pressure Sore) Settlements & Case Value

10/28/21 | Bedsores, Nursing Home Abuse
If you or a loved one developed bedsores while in the care of a nursing home, hospital, home health care, or other medical facilities and care programs, the court could find your caretaker or the facility negligent. Bedsores ...Read More