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  • How to Care for a Dementia Patient in Nursing Homes

    More than 50% of nursing home patients have some form of dementia. The most common type is Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease causes a specific kind of memory loss, where irregular proteins ...
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  • GOP HealthCare Bill to Cut Aid for Former Nursing Home Residents

    The number of people needing long-term care continues to grow as life expectancy climbs to an all-time high. Living in a nursing home for a long time can take its toll, and in the best of ...
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  • They Deserve Better: Overmedication in Nursing Homes

    Overmedicating is a form of abuse, commonly called “chemical restraint” Right now, hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents are receiving powerful drugs to make them easier to care for. Using ...
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  • The Most Dangerous Medications for Nursing Home Residents

    The average nursing home resident takes more than six prescription medications every day, and this number is only increasing. Scarily, many of the most common medications - pain relievers, sedatives, ...
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  • 4 Innovative Ways to Improve Quality of Life in Nursing Homes

    Our nursing home injury attorneys are dedicated to helping residents achieve their best life. Many complications come from growing older, and even more so when you or a loved one lives in a nursing ...
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  • Understanding Nursing Home Contracts

    We recently wrote a post exposing how nursing home contracts manipulate residents with their hidden legal language, and the serious harm these contracts cause. We detailed the truth about forced ...
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  • How to Talk to Your Elderly Parents’ Doctor

    Our nursing home injury attorneys take pride in making sure our clients feel comfortable asking questions about any topic. We want our clients and their families to understand the litigation process ...
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  • Chicago-Area Doctor Sent Residents to Disgraced Hospital for Profit

    An Oak Park doctor with hundreds of nursing home residents under his care was recently convicted of sending patients to a substandard hospital in exchange for free staff. Dr. Kuchipudi was sentenced ...
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  • Abusing Nursing Home Residents on Social Media

    Among the worries related to having a loved one in a nursing home, social media isn’t usually top-of-mind. But as Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook expand, it may be something families want to consider. ...
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  • Nursing Home vs. Hospice Care

    Most people, even many doctors, are unsure how to talk about end-of-life care. Yet it is one of the most important and meaningful conversations you can have with a loved one. When an ailing elderly ...
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  • How the Doctor Shortage Affects Nursing Home Residents

    Our elderly population is growing – by 2030, one in five Americans will be at least 65 years old. One of the most pressing problems with this is the lack of doctors training to be geriatricians, or ...
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  • Nursing Homes Phase Out Resident Alarms

    Nursing home residents have the right – under federal and state law – to be free from restraints both physical and chemical. To prevent falls, at-risk residents are typically given alarms so they can ...
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  • Questions to Ask a Nursing Home

    As your loved ones get older, making the decision to have them go into a nursing home can be difficult. There are many things that you may have concerns about, and you want to go into this decision as ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

    Whenever you suspect that your loved one is suffering abuse in a nursing home, you may automatically think of what you can do next to hold the facility and the staff accountable. We understand that it ...
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  • How To Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

    No matter the form it takes, nursing home abuse takes advantage of some of the most vulnerable people in our lives. When we place our loved ones in a nursing home, it’s supposed to serve as a way to ...
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