How Much Staff Must A Nursing Home Have?

Nearly 1.4 million people are cared for in over 15,600 nursing homes around the United States according to the CDC. These elderly loved ones need compassionate and competent care by nursing home staff, and that type of care cannot be properly administered when staff is overworked and stretched thin due to understaffing.  As disclosed in … Read more

What Is Elder Abuse? 5 Signs of Abuse of the Elderly

We all want the best for our loved ones, especially our elderly relatives. It can be difficult to imagine, but unfortunately elder abuse is an all too common occurrence, and can take many forms, sometimes making it hard to spot.  By learning the common signs of elder abuse, you can take steps to be better … Read more

Opioid Overdose Signs and Symptoms

In emergencies where an Opioid overdose occurs, it is essential that the people nearby are educated on how best to respond. In these cases, it can indeed mean the difference between life and death. America continues to be in the middle of a severe opioid crisis. As such, there is certainly no real shortage of … Read more

Can You Sue A Nursing Home For A Death From A Surgical Site Infection?

Nursing homes do not just serve as a permanent residency for elderly people who can no longer live on their own. They also serve as a temporary residency for anyone who cannot return directly home after undergoing surgery in a hospital. In these cases, the nursing home serves as a rehabilitation facility for people of … Read more

The Unspoken Dangers of Bed Rails for Seniors

For many nursing home residents, bed rails can help prevent falling and assist their stability when leaving the bed.  However, some facilities use bed rails to restrict a resident’s movement, or use a type ill-suited to a resident’s situation. This can pave the way for bed rail entanglement or entrapment. These are rare injuries in … Read more

Why Are Nursing Homes So Vulnerable to Covid-19?

As we enter another winter with hospitals around the country still overwhelmed with patients suffering from COVID-19, our elderly loved ones residing in nursing homes are still in danger from this deadly virus. While nursing homes are no longer the epicenter of the pandemic as they were in April of 2020, nursing homes are still … Read more

What Really Went Wrong at the New Jersey Andover Nursing Home

The state of New Jersey has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest per capita death rate in the nation due to COVID-19 within its long-term care facilities. As of May 2021, over 8,000 people have died in New Jersey long-term care facilities due to COVID-19. One of the facilities that has come under repeated … Read more

Do You Have A Case For Sepsis That Developed At A Nursing Home?

What Is Sepsis? Sepsis can be a life threatening condition that occurs when the body has a chemical imbalance due to an ongoing infection that can result in damage to multiple organ systems.  If sepsis progresses to septic shock, this will result in multiple organ failure, a drop in blood pressure, and possibly death. In … Read more

Do You Have a Case for a Fracture or Broken Bone You Suffered at a Nursing Home?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 50% – 75% of elderly patients suffer a fall at a nursing home each year.  However claims for falls at a nursing home aren’t limited to long term elderly residents. They can also happen to younger, short-term residents recovering from surgery, or to family members … Read more