July 18, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

Nursing Homes Critically Understaffed: What It Means for Your Loved One

Over a million elders reside in our nation’s skilled nursing facilities, where seniors rely on hired personnel to help them dress, bathe, eat and get their medications. When nursing homes are short-staffed, essential tasks get overlooked and avoidable injury ensues. When staff are overwhelmed and overburdened, it’s the nursing home residents who suffer with bedsore-related…

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March 6, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

How to Tell a Loved One It’s Time for a Nursing Home

It is a difficult decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility — one that is often fraught with anxiety and guilt.  Caregivers may find themselves unable to cope – both financially and emotionally– with the escalating health problems and daily needs of an elderly family member or loved one. When the…

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January 5, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

4 Crucial Health Tips for Seniors

As people age, they can become more prone to illness if they are not vigilant about maintaining health. It’s vital that senior citizens follow these four crucial health tips. 1. Get a Flu Shot and Pneumococcal Vaccine Every Year If you or a loved one is 65 or older, flu can be more serious that…

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May 1, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

5 Common Types of Financial Elder Abuse

Financial exploitation of older adults is a growing threat to our nation’s aging population, sparking authorities to call the problem “rampant, invisible and lethal.” Research gleaned in a 2010 Elder Fraud Survey found that at least one in five Americans over the age of 65 has been victimized by financial abuse or fraud – a…

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April 28, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

How to Prove Neglect in a Nursing Home Lawsuit

Nursing homes have a duty of care to their patients, just as other medical facilities do. Unfortunately, older people in nursing homes can be hurt by neglect. If these duty of care standards are breached due to neglect, the nursing homes can be charged with negligence in a personal injury or wrongful death case. Negligence…

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April 26, 2017

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Nursing Home

What Merits a Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home?

Elder neglect and abuse is an increasing area of legal concern for families who entrust the care of their loved ones to rest homes.  Assisted living facilities across the nation have been cited for alarming incidents of mistreatment toward their residents, and the unfortunate reality is that many of these cases go unreported by victims….

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April 26, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

Signs of Abuse or Neglect in Nursing Homes

Elder neglect and abuse is an escalating concern given that some two million seniors reside in our nation’s long-term care facilities. According to research by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, as many as five million older adults are victims of abuse or mistreatment every year. Many residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities…

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April 25, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Nursing Home

How To Report Elder Abuse In A Nursing Home In California

Elder abuse can take many forms – physical, mental, financial, or neglect. If you suspect abuse, it helps to document the signs with photographs and by writing descriptions of behavioral changes. Assemble written statements from the victim and any witnesses, if possible. There are many different agencies that handle California nursing home abuse cases. The…

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