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Should I Move My Loved One if Abuse Is Reported at Their Nursing Home?

Published on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:17 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one is in a nursing home, you may wonder if they’re getting the best care possible. You may have also heard that some nursing homes can mistreat their residents. If your loved one is in a nursing home that has a report of abuse, you may want to move your loved one immediately. Let’s go over the situations where you should consider moving your loved one from their nursing home.

Conditions That May Increase the Chances of Elder Abuse Occurring

Published on Mar 4, 2021 at 2:38 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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The elderly population contains some of the most vulnerable people in our country. While some older Americans as mentally sharp, physically fit, and able to take care of themselves even late into their lives, others aren’t as fortunate and rely on others for their care. Relying on others can be a gamble because not all caretakers will treat your loved one how they deserve to be treated.

Reporting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Mississippi

Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:49 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one is no longer able to care for themselves on their own, or you’re not able to care for them in your home anymore, you resort to trusting a nursing home to provide them with the care that they need. Unfortunately, staffing shortages, too-long hours, and other factors can sometimes lead to your loved one getting subpar, or even abusive, care in their long-term facility. When you notice this happening, you might feel confused because it’s not what you had in mind for your loved one, and you thought this facility would be better.

What Laws Can Affect a Nursing Home Abuse Claim in Mississippi?

Published on Nov 6, 2019 at 9:09 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one is in a nursing home, you expect them to get the best care possible. Learning the professionals in charge of taking care of your loved one has neglected or abused them can be devastating. If this has happened, the first step is to get your loved one in a safe environment. After you take care of this, you can start to explore your legal options. A trustworthy attorney from Pittman, Roberts & Welsh can help you get justice for your loved one.

Filing a nursing home abuse claim can become complex. Our lawyers will look into the accounts of what happened to find how your loved one was abused and the injuries they suffered. To make sure your claim is as strong as possible, you may want to be aware of some laws that could affect your Mississippi nursing home abuse claim.

The Prevalence of Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Published on May 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing home facilities are trusted by millions of families to take care of elderly loved ones. When that care is subpar or worse, residents could suffer physically, emotionally, socially, or financially. In regard to their health, the majority of long-term care facility residents take medication to improve or maintain conditions. When medication errors are made, severe reactions could occur or conditions could worsen significantly. It’s possible a neglected resident could end up in the hospital or suffer fatal injuries from the mistake.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 16 to 27 percent of all nursing home residents are victims of medication errors. While death resulting from medication mistakes is rare, other complications are possible. If your loved one is in a nursing home, it’s important to know about the prevalence of medication errors in their facility. They’re more common than many people realize. Understanding why they happen and what the possible effects are can help prevent future mistakes being made.

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