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Types of Elder Care Arrangements

We all want our loved ones to receive the best. When it comes to selecting a program for elder care, however, simply having attentive staff isn’t enough: A situation needs to align with your family member’s treatment, day-to-day needs, and physical abilities. Researching elder care is a complex route, with health insurance adding an additional…

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What to Do When You Suspect a Nursing Home Patient is Being Harmed

According to a 2014 report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one-third of all nursing home patients are harmed through their care. Often, the incident occurs through something ordinary, such as negligence or delays in providing standard treatments. The patient and family members aren’t aware,…

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4 Key Facets of Elder Abuse Laws

Elder abuse began to be recognized in the mid 1980s, and in line with growing concerns and more reports, state governments started enacting laws to specifically protect seniors from neglect, violence, and financial exploitation. Because the elderly are kept in nursing facilities or in their own homes with caretakers, identifying abuse proves to be difficult….

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CT Nursing Homes Fined for Deaths, Negligence

Over the past month, the state Department of Health fined multiple Connecticut nursing homes for deaths stemming from improper emergency response to negligence resulting in injuries like broken bones and bed sores. Reported by the Connecticut Post, Bridgeport Manor was fined over $1,000 for a death on October 6th. This patient, a woman admitted on…

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Multiple Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Falls, Abuse

The Hartford Courant recently reported on multiple nursing homes fined by the state Department of Health. While negligence is an issue in all recent cases, falls have been one of the common injuries associated with fines. At the St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull, the newspaper reports, a resident had been left unattended and fell as…

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