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What Rights Do I Have as a Nursing Home Resident?

As a nursing home resident, you have certain rights that staff members and fellow residents alike must uphold. While some of these rights may seem very basic, the fact is that nursing home residents experience […]

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Nursing Home Occupancy at Lowest Rate Since 2005

According to data compiled by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), nursing home occupancy rates for the fourth quarter of 2016 remained at their lowest levels since 2005, or at an […]

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Reducing Polypharmacy to Keep Seniors Safe

Polypharmacy occurs when a patient is taking multiple medications for the same condition, taking different medications for more than one condition, or taking more medications than is medically necessary. While there is no clear consensus […]

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GAO and Senators Call for Changes to Prevent Guardian Abuse

A new study by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) found that the incidence of guardians who turn from bad to worse through exploitation and abuse of their charges happens on an alarmingly frequent basis. With […]

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Trends in Nursing Home Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) is reporting that as of 2014, which is the year for which data is most recently available, there are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States with […]

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Lawsuits Against CBRFs Based on Negligence

Community-based residential facilities (CBRFs) provide a residence for many individuals who do not need nursing care above an intermediate level, and who need only three hours per week of nursing care. By residing in a […]

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Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Wrongful Death Under Wisconsin Law?

All too often, nursing home residents fall victim to wrongful death, both at the hands of nursing home staff members and other residents. When a wrongful death occurs at a nursing home, the individual’s family […]

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Where to Report Elder Abuse

Every county in the state of Wisconsin has an elder abuse agency that will investigate complaints or reports of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. If you want to report the suspected or confirmed abuse of […]

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Links Between Care of Dementia Patients and Depression of Caregivers

The Journal of Women’s Health recently published the results of a study focusing on the risk of depression in the caregivers of dementia patients. More specifically, the study, on which international researchers collaborated, compared the […]

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New Study Finds Elder Financial Abuse on the Rise

A recent Money article reveals the results of a new survey of caregivers about the prevalence of financial abuse among senior citizens. The survey found that about 37% of seniors experienced financial abuse. The last […]

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Feds Release 2016-17 Nursing Home Action Plan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its annual 2016-17 Nursing Home Action Plan, which focuses on improving safety and quality in the nursing home industry. The majority of the plan centers […]

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How Prevalent is the Abuse of Adults with Dementia?

As generations of Americans age and increasingly live longer, fuller lives, we have a population of adults who may be in relatively good health, but who suffer from dementia, which can range from relatively mild […]

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