Tag: nursing home neglect

The link between understaffing and nursing home abuse and neglect

Leaving a parent or elder loved one in the care of staff members at a nursing home or continuing care facility is always difficult. It can prove even more so, however, if you have concerns about the quality of care …

How to spot negligent supervision at a Nursing Home and what to do.

Nursing home patients face a number of hazards that do not affect the general hospital patient population. Nursing home patients are prone to falling in hallways and bathrooms. Elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are at risk for …

Authorities investigate recent nursing home death in Chicago area

Nursing facilities across the country, including those in Illinois, are supposed to be safe places in which residents can have their basic care and medical needs met every day. Unfortunately, neglect and negligence have become more frequent in recent years …

Nursing home neglect case filed against Cook County nursing home

A nursing home is supposed to be a safe place for the residents. It is assumed that those residents will get the proper care from the nursing home staff. However, when that is not the case and nursing home neglect …

Illinois authorities investigating death of nursing home resident

Nursing home deaths have remained a major concern for the public as well as authorities in Illinois and the rest of the country. Various corrective measures have been taken, but nursing home deaths are still prevalent. Sadly, many of these …

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 …