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Monthly Archives: August 2022

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What To Know About Guardianships And Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

One of the things our seniors fear most, studies show, is not death itself – but losing their independence and dignity when being moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility. An associated fear is that they will be left alone and powerless to make important decisions about their own care in a… Read More »

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How Do Bedsores Occur, And When Are They Malpractice?

By Brezina Law |

Bedsores are wounds that form due to prolonged pressure on the skin. When this pressure restricts blood flow from properly reaching certain areas of skin, the skin cells can die and cause a wound. Bedsores develop frequently on bony areas of the body – such as ankles, shoulders, hips, heels, buttocks and tailbone area… Read More »

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse And Negligence

By Brezina Law |

Shockingly, reports show that almost 20% of nursing home residents suffer abuse each year while at the facilities that are supposed to protect them. Abuse in nursing home settings can take many forms, whether it is outright abuse or neglect by a provider. Sadly, thousands of seniors across Tennessee and the United States suffer… Read More »

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Social Media And Patient Privacy – What To Do About Abusive Posts From Nursing Home Employees

By Brezina Law |

Abuse and neglect of seniors affects almost 20% of nursing home residents each year across the United States and in Tennessee. Sadly, these incidents include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, malnutrition, dehydration, and other forms of abuse or neglect. How does this happen? Senior citizens in nursing homes are at a heightened risk… Read More »

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What Is Nursing Home Abuse, And Why Does It Happen?

By Brezina Law |

Nursing home abuse, sadly, is an all too common occurrence in Tennessee and across the United States. Up to 5 million American seniors are abused in nursing homes and assisted living facilities each year, a shocking and sobering statistic. In Tennessee, 11 nursing home facilities were recently added to a Federal watch list for… Read More »

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