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What To Know About Prescription Drug Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Brezina Law |

The sad truth about nursing home care in Tennessee and across America is that abuse and neglect can occur just about anywhere. Typically, we think of this as physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of patients that leads to illness and injuries. Another form of nursing home abuse – all too common – is… Read More »

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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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When Can You Bring A Legal Claim Against A Nursing Home For Abuse Or Neglect?

By Brezina Law |

When your loved one goes to the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you trust and expect that the facility and their staff will go to all lengths to make their residents’ stays happy and comfortable. Your goal is that your elderly parent or relative will have all of their personal… Read More »

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How Nursing Homes Hide Evidence Of Abuse And Neglect

By Brezina Law |

As the United States population ages, more and more of our friends and relatives will enter nursing home care or assisted living. There are currently more than 52 million Americans aged 65 and older, with that number expected to exceed 80 million by 2040. These growing numbers place pressure on facilities that may have… Read More »

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Sexual Assault In Nursing Homes And Assisted Living Facilities – Important Steps And Legal Options

By Brezina Law |

When our loved ones age and begin to lose their independence, we turn to nursing homes and assisted living facilities and trust them with our relatives’ care. This is a stressful process for those moving into a nursing home and their families back home, but the transition usually turns out well. Unfortunately, in some… Read More »

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What Are The Signs Of Malnutrition And Dehydration In A Nursing Home?

By Brezina Law |

When our loved ones move into a nursing home or assisted living center, we expect that their nutritional, dietary, and medical needs will be met. Nursing homes have trained professionals that must follow countless federal regulations for long-term care facilities, after all. While some potential issues and complications are to be expected, preventable conditions… Read More »

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