Nursing Home Patient Bill Of Rights

Many seniors believe that they give up their rights, along with their independence, when they move into assisted living or nursing home facilities. While some facilities do attempt to become the legal guardians of their residents, largely because they fall behind on their payments, residents nevertheless retain all their legal rights. These privileges include the […]

The Very Real Problem of Nursing Home Abuse

  The scary, unavoidable fact about nursing homes is that once elderly patients are admitted, they are subject to the risk of abuse. There are a number of reasons for this. For one, those who live in such conditions must rely on caregivers for almost every aspect of daily life. Residents rely on the nursing […]

Keeping an Eye Out for Nursing Home Abuse

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is an incredibly difficult thing to do. But when it is no longer feasible for your aging parent or relative to continue living at home, there may be no other options. This decision is only made harder by the fact that, when you admit your elderly relative […]

What a Life Care Plan Does for You

Your life care plan is used to show the jury what your needs will be, as a result of your injuries, and what it will cost for the rest of your life or as long as your injuries are expected to affect you. It is comprehensive, including your future medical care, rehabilitation, medications, and much […]

Determining the Cost of a Pelvis Injury

Pelvis injuries are not pretty. Fractures often involve two breakage points, and a crushed pelvis can result in many fractures, sometimes leading to organ damage. In a worst-case scenario, this type of injury can be life threatening. If you (or a loved one) have suffered from a serious pelvis injury due to someone else’s negligence, […]

The True Cost of a Hip Injury

Those who have experienced the pain of a hip injury know that it is not to be taken lightly. A fractured hip can seriously impede your ability to live independently and hip dislocations can result in long-term injuries such as nerve damage and osteonecrosis (or bone death), which occurs when blood is cut off from […]

Phone Safety – Why You Should Never Talk to a Company that Calls You

You already know that there are numerous common phone scams. You may think you’ll know the difference between a legitimate call and a scammer, but when the call comes from a company you regularly do business with or are actually expecting a call from, it’s easy to slip up. Never assume that an incoming call […]

Nursing Home Fire Safety

  When choosing a nursing home, or if you want to learn more about the quality of the nursing home where a loved one already resides, one of the basic steps is to check it out on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website. Unfortunately, at this time fire safety inspection data are not available. If you […]

Hospital Health: 1 in 25 Getting Sicker on Visit

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 25 hospital patients has a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). HAIs are infections that are contracted in a hospital or another healthcare setting. Hospitals can often prevent HAIs by simply following the most basic patient safety rules, such as proper handwashing. In fact, […]