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Many Nursing Homes on Watch List for Elder Abuse, Number of Dementia Patients Rises

Government Website for Tallahassee Shows that Most Nursing Homes Are On Watch List Due to Recent Elder AbuseAccording to the new FloridaHealthFinder.gov, four out of six nursing homes in Tallahassee are on the watch list for recent reports of elder abuse and neglect."I've seen more abuse and neglect in fifteen years than anybody needs to see in a lifetime in nursing homes, and I'm tired of … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Myths

Strom Law Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers 1) If I can’t take care of myself at home, is a nursing home the only option? Nowadays, there are several options to help older adults to stay at home.  Services range from assistance with shopping and laundry to caregiving and visiting home health services. If home care is no longer a feasible possibility, other options, such as assisted living, may be a … [Read more...]

Signs of Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Patients in South CarolinaIf you have ever been forced to place a love one in a patient care facility, you know that the decision of when and whether to place a loved one in a nursing home or residential care facility is an emotionally and mentally draining decision that many times leaves you second guessing yourself.Long before you are forced to make … [Read more...]

3 Actions to Take Against Nursing Home Abuse

3 Actions to Take Against Nursing Home Abuse There are several ways in which nursing homes can be held liable for injuring others as a result of their negligence, abuse, exploitation, false imprisonment, or violations of criminal statutes, as well as violations of regulations pertaining to their licensing, maintenance, and general operation.An act of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Criminal Charges

 South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse LawyersSome states provide criminal penalties for the abuse, neglect, or other mistreatment of nursing home residents. Historically, prosecution for crimes involving abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly were relatively infrequent. This was due in part to:the reluctance of older persons to report incidents or press charges; the fact that the … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Factors

Factors in a Nursing Home Lawsuit Building a Case of Negligence Against a Health Care FacilityWhen a South Carolina nursing home or patient care facility places profit over adequate care whether due to inadequate supervision, understaffing or otherwise, and your loved one isinjured or  killed as a result, the nursing home should be held responsible for your losses.The Strom Law … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse: How to Prevent

Reducing Elder Abuse in South CarolinaPrevent Abuse & Neglect: Know the Patient Bill of Rights Report Suspicions Immediately Learn the Signs Guard Against ExploitationThe promise of a place that offers care and safety for you or a loved one is what nursing homes and long-term care facilities are supposed to deliver. And too many do not. We can no longer go about our lives … [Read more...]

Avoiding Elder Abuse in South Carolina and Across the Nation

South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect LawyersPlacing a loved one in a South Carolina nursing home or residential care facility is a stressful and emotional decision. A decision magnified with the realization that the number of nursing home abuse lawsuits in South Carolina has steadily increased over the past several years as corporate for profit nursing homes taking over local mom and … [Read more...]