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Tag: nursing home abuse

How nursing home understaffing leads to abuse and neglect

Choosing a nursing home and then leaving your loved one there is never easy, but it can prove far less emotionally taxing when you have trust in the quality of care your loved one will receive. Regrettably, however, not all …

Preventing elder abuse in Illinois nursing homes

Nursing home abuse is a heartbreaking reality in Illinois. Many elderly residents have fallen victim to such abuse often at the hands of nursing home staff. Many senior residents of Illinois live in the nursing homes due to prolonged illnesses …

An Illinois lawyer can help in an unwarranted nursing home death

Nursing home deaths and other types of medical malpractice have become a serious problem in Illinois. Unfortunately the most vulnerable to nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse are senior citizens. Nursing home abuse of the elderly, though a growing …

Woman dies due to nursing home mistakes

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is not a rare occurrence in this country. In a recent case, a nursing home was fined and cited after investigators found that staff mistakes resulted in a resident choking and dying. Apparently, the …

Downstate nursing home faces lawsuit because of resident’s death

Chicago residents expect nursing facilities to meet a standard of care that will keep their older loved ones safe and as healthy as possible, given their ages and medical conditions. These relatives also expect that any instances of Chicago nursing home …

Medication errors cause nursing home neglect cases in Illinois

Cases of nursing home abuse may stem from elder abuse, bedsores, medication errors and malnutrition. In fact, a recent report indicated that medication errors in Illinois’s nursing homes have resulted in hospitalizations for residents. Unfortunately, there are also cases of Chicago …

Some incidents of nursing home abuse are underreported

  Many nursing homes in the U.S., including those in Chicago, Illinois, ensure that our elderly loved ones are well-taken care of. However, data released by the National Center on Elder Abuse Administration suggests the opposite may be true. More …