Nursing Home Abuse

Cary J. Wintroub and Associates Warn Against Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts

Making the decision to put a parent or other family member into a nursing home is not an easy one. During this emotional time, it can be easy to overlook questionable clauses within the nursing home agreements that will need to be signed, especially those pertaining to private arbitration. … [Read more...]

Resources for Evaluating a Potential Nursing Home

As the population of elderly adults continue to increase, so does the need for increased concern over the quality of care that is given at nursing homes and other care facilities. It has fallen upon family members and nursing home abuse attorneys to be vigilant in ensuring the safety of seniors in Chicago area nursing facilities. When searching for the right nursing home for a family member, … [Read more...]

3 signs of nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse is major problem in America. Nursing home residents depend on employees to care for them and help them complete daily tasks. Surprisingly, a significant number of nursing home residents are mistreated and abused. In a study performed by an elderly advocacy group Families for Better Care, Illinois was given a failing grade when it came to providing acceptable care for nursing … [Read more...]

Illinois fails nursing home review

More than 100,000 citizens reside in approximately 1,200 nursing home facilities located within Illinois state lines, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Although the department indicates that all Illinois long-term care facilities are regulated, licensed and inspected annually by their staff, Illinois was given a failing grade for providing inadequate nursing home care for … [Read more...]

Protecting loved ones from nursing home abuse

Senior citizens are a vulnerable population. Physically frail and unable to defend themselves, thousands of nursing home residents are abused each year. After a comprehensive study performed by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, it was found that 30 percent of U.S. nursing homes have been cited for nearly 9,000 cases of abuse over a two-year period. … [Read more...]

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