Choosing a Good Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury, Consumer Protection on May 9, 2022
By Craig McLaughlin As of 2022, the United States Census Bureau has recorded there to be over 54 million adults 65 years or older. As people live longer, many Ohioans are going to need medical care and assistance that can only be found at a nursing home. With over 1,000 nursing homes in Ohio, distinguishing...
Elder Abuse: Signs, Prevention and Where to Turn for Help
Posted in Consumer Protection, Firm News, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on March 5, 2021
Elder abuse is a major societal problem. It occurs when someone knowingly, intentionally or negligently causes harm—or a serious risk of harm—to a vulnerable person. COVID-19 has done nothing to help the situation. In fact, PBS discovered a strong correlation between the pandemic and nationwide cases of elder abuse and mistreatment. They cited a report from researcher...
Elder abuse on the rise: what steps can you take to protect your loved ones?
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 15, 2017
A new report released by the World Health Organization is raising alarms about the increasing number of elderly people suffering abuse and neglect. The research reveals that one out of six people around the world will fall victim to some form of abuse after they turn 60. If you or someone you love is...
Basic Facts Everyone Should Know About Elder Abuse
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 17, 2014
As people age, they may become less able to physically defend themselves or stand up to an abusive caregiver. There are more than half a million reports of this each year, and professionals estimate that at least a few more million cases occur annually but are simply not reported. Abuse may come in many...
Adult Guardianships: Caring for the Elderly
Posted in Probate & Estate Planning on June 5, 2014
If you are caring for an elderly family member who is no longer able to manage his or her own affairs, you may need to consider establishing legal guardianship. A guardian is a person who is appointed by the court as a representative to make decisions on behalf of a person who is found...
The Growing Problem of Elder Abuse
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 16, 2014
For many of us, moving aging parents and other relatives into a nursing home or similar facility is a sad, yet necessary decision. Unfortunately, countless elderly people are abused, neglected, and exploited by the caregivers at such facilities. This is commonly known as elder abuse. Elder abuse is any knowing, intentional, or negligent act...
Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 3, 2013
http://youtu.be/Ls3dApkfW0A We've all heard the horror stories. Stories of elderly men and women who are made to sit in their beds for days and weeks, not able to move to use the bathroom and suffering in pain. Putting a mother, father or other loved one in a nursing home is already a difficult decision. Dealing...
Hidden cameras reveal patient neglect
Posted in Medical Malpractice on June 7, 2013
Hidden cameras reveal patient neglect In an extraordinary effort, the offices of Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, have teamed up with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to investigate Autumn Health Care of Zanesville – a Muskingum County nursing home. Triggered by numerous failed inspections as well as complaints by residents and their family...
Doctors routinely prescribing risky meds to older patients
Posted in Accident & Injury, Drug & Medical Devices on April 30, 2013
Senior citizens, are you taking of the 110 drugs doctors say you should avoid? A new report shows that doctors in the U.S. are too frequently prescribing potentially harmful drugs to older patients. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that one out of every five senior citizens receiving Medicare...