Nursing Home Neglect Archives

Arbitration Award in Nursing Home Case

An arbitrator has awarded $1,000,000 to the family of an elderly woman who died while in the care of a nursing home in Tallapoosa County.  The family was represented by Marsh, Rickard & Bryan attorneys David Marsh and J.D. Marsh.  The arbitrator's decision was handed out today, following a week-long evidentiary hearing in December.

Nursing home negligence and falls can result in fatal injuries

Any fall can be dangerous, but for elderly nursing home patients, many of whom are struggling with balance issues and brittle bones, a fall can be deadly. Traumatic brain injuries and complications from injuries such as broken hips can be fatal to this vulnerable population.

Potential dangers of tipping overbed tables in nursing homes

In the United States, there are about 2.5 million hospital and nursing home beds in use. Hospitals, nursing homes and home care providers deal with various kinds of beds every day. For individuals who have loved ones in nursing homes, it's important that those beds meet safety regulations. The improper use of electric beds has serious, even deadly, consequences. 

Understanding bedsores

If you are one of the many Alabama residents who has an elderly relative in a nursing home, you know the many things you need to be on the lookout for. The reason your loved one is living in such a facility is to ensure that he or she receives the level of care needed. However, inadequate staffing and other issues in some nursing homes can put residents at risk. Having family members who are educated about what to look for can be helpful in either preventing problems or taking action if problems occur.

The reality of elder neglect and abuse

Do you have an older relative in need of care either at home or perhaps in a long-term residential facility? If so, you are one of many other Alabama residents facing the tough realities that come with balancing taking care of loved ones' daily need while protecting them from abuse or neglect. Sadly, this abuse or neglect often comes at the hands of those tasked with providing care to a person.

Elder abuse risk factors

Are you one of the many Alabama residents who has an elderly relative living in a nursing home or other care facility? If so, you understand the worries that you have for your loved one. In addition to making sure your relative's health needs are met, you also need to make sure they are treated properly and do not become the victim of some form of elder abuse or neglect. This is no easy task especially if you do not live in the same city or county.

Elderly people given more control in nursing homes

Many Alabama residents need to find nursing home care for a relative or already have loved ones living in care facilities. These people understand some of the challenges associated with finding a place for their family members that provides quality care and safe treatment at the same time. With a seemingly growing number of stories reporting instances of abuse and neglect at nursing homes across the nation, Alabamans will be pleased to know that the government has recently bolstered regulations that will give residents and their families more power in keeping elderly people safe.

How can I spot elder abuse or neglect?

Do you have a parent, grandparent or other relative who lives in a care facility or has in-home caregivers? If so, you will understandably be concerned about the quality of care that he or she is receiving. With reports of elder abuse and neglect all too common, it is important that you know some of the signs that may indicate the presence of a problem.

Survey casts poor light on Alabama's protection of seniors

Alabama residents with elderly family members have good reason to be concerned about their care and safety. Elder abuse and neglect is a serious problem that can happen in people's homes as well as in care facilities. People deserve to be safe from these problems and should be able to rely on the help of the state along the way in making that happen. But, a new survey indicates that Alabama is not doing such a great job in protecting its senior citizens from abuse and neglect.

Types of elder abuse

In the last several decades, more and more people in Alabama have been faced with the challenge of how to properly take care of their aging relatives. Whether parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or someone else, you want to give these loved ones the care and attention they need and have shown you over the years. But, what happens when the people you entrusted to care for them end up hurting them? What should you know and watch for?

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