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Some Signs of Nursing Home Emotional Abuse in Nebraska

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on June 15, 2016

Two of the common types of elder abuse are physical abuse and emotional abuse, or what’s also referred to as elder psychological abuse. Elder emotional abuse is often difficult to recognize because the wounds are not on the surface and the behavior of the elderly abused can often be misunderstood as simply the results of old age. Read the rest »

The Scourge of Nursing Home Abuse

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on August 20, 2015

Nebraska Nursing Home AbuseAccording to an article in the Lincoln Journal Star, 390 cases of elderly abuse were confirmed last year in Nebraska. Nationally, it’s estimated that one in 10 elderly people are the subject of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In addition, a Cornell University study estimated that for every case of abuse reported, 14 to 24 go unreported. These are shocking figures. Read the rest »

When Looking for a Nebraska Nursing Home, Read the Fine Print

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on July 24, 2015

Nursing Home Fine PrintIf you’re searching for a nursing home or helping a loved one seek nursing home care, you’ve probably got many questions about the quality of life for residents at each nursing home you visit. You’re looking at the cleanliness of the facility, the number of staff, and the comfort of the residents. At the same time, you’re also scrambling to collect medical records, file insurance paperwork, and make sure that the facility has everything it needs to provide the medical care you or your loved one need. Read the rest »

White House Conference on Aging Considers New Standards for Nursing Home Care

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on July 20, 2015

White House Conference on AgingThe White House Conference on Aging convened this July to discuss a number of proposed changes to nursing home standards nationwide. Topics discussed covered everything from scheduled meal times for nursing home residents to the use of antipsychotic medications to staffing requirements, according to a recent news PBS news report. Read the rest »

How Common Are Injuries from Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect, or Accidents?

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on May 20, 2015

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About 40 million Americans are currently over the age of 65, according to the 2010 Census data. Increasing numbers of these elderly U.S. residents require nursing home care. While Nebraska families do their best to choose nursing homes that provide quality care, injuries resulting from abuse, neglect, or accidents are unfortunately quite common, as many Nebraska nursing home injury lawyers know. Read the rest »

Pressure Sores Are a Common Sign of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on December 3, 2014

Pressure sores, also known as “bed sores,” occur when a person stays in one position with too long, either standing or sitting. They often form over areas where the bones are close to the skin, like the ankles, back, elbows, heels, and hips.

Bed sores are a constant concern in nursing homes, where many patients cannot change position on their own. Instead, they need staff members to help them roll over, sit up, or transition from bed to wheelchair and back. When staff are neglectful in helping patients change position or are not actively looking for the early signs of bed sores, serious injuries can result. Read the rest »

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