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Preventing Another Hollywood Hills Tragedy

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By Joseph B. Landy The events in the Hollywood Hills tragedy sent shockwaves across the country.  Tragically, nursing home residents die each and every day due to neglect.  Countless others suffer skin breakdown to the bone, infection, malnutrition, dehydration, over medication, falls, physical abuse and even sexual abuse due to a system that places… Read More »

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Detecting Abuse Of A Loved One

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By Joseph B. Landy Residents at nursing homes are at a high risk of abuse and neglect.  Affirmative action by family members, however, will decrease the associated risks. First and foremost, be proactive.  Visit regularly, interact with the staff, and participate in the care plan meetings.  The more you are involved, the great chance… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse

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The decision to admit a loved one to a nursing home is never easy, especially when you are trusting someone else to care for a family member as if it was you. Sadly, not all facilities are worthy of this trust.  Stories abound of nursing home residents… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Nursing Home Caregivers Strike for $15 Hourly Wage

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In a recent WPTV News Channel 5 news story, local nursing home caregivers are going on strike for a higher minimum wage. Workers there have been pushing for better conditions and pay for the past year. This attempt to raise the wages in the nursing home industry is long overdue.  Absent decent wages, it is extremely… Read More »

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Is There a Way Around Mandatory Arbitration in Nursing Home Cases?

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In 2009, Elizabeth Barrow, a 100-year-old Massachusetts nursing home resident, was murdered by her 97-year-old roommate, a woman described in patient files as being “at risk to harm herself or others.”  According to a New York Times story, after being charged with murder, Mrs. Barrow’s roommate was found unfit to stand trial and committed… Read More »

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