In many ways, nursing home neglect and abuse in Illinois are two different names for acts that may result in the same injuries. For example, both neglect and abuse may cause serious injury. These injuries may be both physical and emotional. The state of mind of the care provider is the big difference between nursing… Read more »
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Many factors have fueled an increase in the number of nursing home neglect incidents. A rapidly expanding elderly population might be the biggest one. There are simply so many people who need long-term care that there are not enough facilities to effectively care for them all. Other factors include understaffing and shifting Medicaid reimbursement policies…. Read more »
Pressure ulcers may be the best examples of neglect injuries in Illinois nursing homes. Staff members certainly do not intend the serious injuries that bedsores often cause. However, they are still liable for damages. Bedsores are usually easy to prevent. Generally, patients who turn in bed every two hours never develop pressure ulcers. In some… Read more »
Only a few states allow a surveillance camera inside a nursing home resident’s room. As of 2016, Illinois is one of them. In fact, the Illinois Department of Health may even pay for the installation and operation of this equipment. Otherwise, the residents or their families are financially responsible. Granny cams are a very good… Read more »
When you put your elderly loved ones in a nursing to provide better care for their needs, you believe that they will be treated carefully and respectfully. Though you are not there with them all the time, you want to make sure they are safe. However, there have been countless cases of elderly abuse and… Read more »
Ever year one in six nursing home residents experience neglect. Nursing home neglect can lead to serious injury and even death. Despite the fact that every state in the US has passed legislation regarding elder care abuse, nursing home neglect remains quite common in the country. Neglect, in the context of nursing homes, occurs when… Read more »
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