Nursing Home Abuse Justice Team

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What Percentage of Elder Abuse Is Done by Family Members?

Family members commit elder abuse in nearly 6 out of 10 cases, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Other studies found that family members are the most common perpetrators of nearly every type of elder abuse. Learn how to keep an older person you love safe. Family and the Problem of Elder Abuse… Read More

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Delta Variant Leads to Uptick in Nursing Home Deaths

After a spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant caused thousands of deaths in nursing homes over the summer, it’s important to focus on how to protect yourself and your loved ones living in long-term care facilities. ​​COVID-19 poses a higher risk to nursing homes as residents often share living spaces and have… Read More

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World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated every year on September 21st. Patients, caregivers, and advocates come together and fight for the 50 million people globally who are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The organizers hope to use the day as a way to raise awareness of the condition and also to educate public… Read More

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Because the state of Illinois ranks last in terms of nursing home staffing levels, employees are often overworked and very stressed. This dangerous combination is unfortunately linked with high rates of nursing home abuse in Illinois. Fortunately, those abused in Illinois nursing homes may be able to take legal action. Recent Nursing Home Abuse Cases… Read More

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Outright Abuse in Nursing Homes

Outright abuse in nursing homes occurs when staff members inflict physical, sexual, or emotional harm to residents. This makes outright abuse slightly different from nursing home neglect, which typically happens when a lack of care leads to harm. Thankfully, those hurt by neglect or outright abuse in nursing homes can pursue justice and compensation. What… Read More

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Litigating Nursing Home Abuse Cases

In some cases, cases of nursing home abuse can lead to litigation. Litigation is the process of filing a lawsuit. Past instances of nursing home litigation led to high payouts for victims, allowing them to afford medical treatment and start the healing process. Below, learn about nursing home litigation and how to take action. How… Read More

Overcrowding Led To Higher COVID-Nursing Home Deaths of Black and Hispanic Residents in Illinois

Overcrowding in Illinois nursing homes caused more Hispanic and Black residents to die of COVID-19 when compared to residents of other races, according to a new report. Other studies also found that overcrowding and racial disparities led to more COVID-19 deaths among minorities in nursing homes. New Report Sheds Light on Overcrowding, Racial Disparities in… Read More

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At What Age Is It Considered Elder Abuse?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines elder abuse as mistreatment of a victim who is 60 years or older. That said, different types of elder abuse pose a higher risk to older adults depending on their age. Learn how age plays a role in elder abuse. Elder Abuse & Ages of Victims… Read More

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Abuse and Neglect Training in Nursing Homes

More nursing homes are investing in abuse and neglect training to combat harmful situations. The training is usually provided to nursing home employees, but it can also be given to medical providers and nurses. Abuse and neglect training aims to prevent cases of senior neglect in nursing homes, and has a track record of success… Read More

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New York Nursing Homes Failed To Protect Residents From Coronavirus

A recent report from the Attorney General of New York found that nursing homes in the state didn’t do enough to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also found that the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may have underreported the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. N.Y. Attorney General… Read More