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Protecting the Dignity of Nursing Home Residents in Chicago

back view of a senior.jpgNursing homes have a duty of care that includes protecting the dignity and general welfare of residents in their facilities. This includes protecting residents from verbal, physical, and emotional abuse. When nursing facility personnel neglect residents or deliberately cause them harm, they can cause permanent psychological and emotional trauma to the individual.

Nursing Home Abuse: Are Surveyors Doing Enough?

aging-2379003_640.jpgThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) says Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveyors may not be doing enough to protect nursing home residents from abuse. Current regulations leave many gaps in the records that allow abusers to slip through the cracks. Enhancing reporting standards will help regulators establish patterns of abuse so action can be taken against abusers in the nursing home industry.

Poor Incontinence Care Can Cause Physical and Emotional Injuries

hospice-1794351_640.jpgNeglectful incontinence care can inflict physical and emotional injuries on nursing home residents. Facilities and staff can be held liable for causing these injuries. When residents are not properly cared for, their emotional state declines and their physical health deteriorates. These wounds diminish their quality of life and can shorten their lifespan. 

Delayed Treatment in Illinois Nursing Homes

computer-3343887_640.jpgDelaying medical treatment in nursing homes can cause a resident's health to worsen. This common form of nursing home abuse can have deadly consequences for individuals in elder care facilities. When delayed treatments cause injury or wrongful death, nursing home neglect lawyers can help victims pursue claims of neglect and abuse against the perpetrator(s).

Chicago's Worst Nursing Home: What's Happening Behind Closed Doors?

Screen Shot 2019-04-19 at 9.25.54 PM.pngChicago's Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has a long record of nursing home abuse and neglect. Named as one of the most chronically poor nursing facilities in America, the facility is part of the Alden nursing home chain which includes more than two dozen facilities throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. More than 300 lawsuits have been filed against the chain in recent years. These lawsuits run the gamut of offenses including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and financial fraud.

When Nursing Homes Are Not Prepared to Care for People with Dementia

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Is Your Loved One Suffering from Group Home Abuse or Neglect?

back view of a senior.jpgResidents in group nursing homes in Illinois are at considerable risk of neglect that can result in injury or death. Audits released earlier this year show significant deficiencies within taxpayer-funded group homes. These deficiencies include failures to report and investigate instances of elder abuse.

Recent Death Raises Awareness about Nursing Home Residents Wandering Off

senior in sick bed.pngThe recent death of a Chicago area nursing home resident with dementia highlights the risks of elopement and wandering that occur when long-term care residents are not properly supervised. When residents with dementia, Alzheimer's, and other mental impairments are injured or killed as a result of inadequate supervision, nursing homes can be held liable. 

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