Having dementia can significantly affect someone’s ability to care for themselves independently. Those with dementia are usually older, with most people developing dementia at around 83.7 years old.
Nursing home staff members must ensure the wellbeing and comfort of all their residents. This responsibility includes meeting residents’ basic living needs and giving their medications on time. However, many facilities lack the necessary number of workers to provide daily care, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The nursing home understaffing effects include residents […]
When the staff at a nursing home does not follow the standard of patient care, it can be considered nursing home neglect. When a nursing home resident suffers neglect, it can affect their physical and mental health and cause lasting pain and suffering.
Finding a nursing home for your loved one may feel daunting, but the right facility can provide them with a level of care you may be unable to provide at home.
Bedsores and pressure sores are among the most common injuries in nursing homes. Bedsore injuries occur when nursing home staff neglect to move an elderly patient around in their bed, leaving them in one position for too long. Bedsores are often symptoms of wider neglect at an elder care facility.Any bed or pressure sore found […]
California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA) may soon see significant changes affecting medical malpractice cases. Consumer advocacy groups and California lawmakers have agreed to update the MICRA statute. The Assembly Bill (AB 35) for the MICRA changes passed the Senate and Assembly as of May 12, 2022. Crucial MICRA changes include increasing […]
Under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), a medical malpractice lawsuit in California usually places a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages. This applies in cases where a licensed professional entity behaves negligently. However, if a victim suffers injury or death under ordinary rather than professional care, this cap does not apply. The Elder Abuse […]
Elder abuse includes any form of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse of the elderly by another person. Other common forms of elder abuse are abandonment, neglect, or exploitation of the elderly. This form of abuse steals a senior’s dignity and can worsen their health or result in their death. Elder abuse is an ongoing problem, […]
The California State Senate just passed a bill authorizing supplemental COVID-19-related paid sick leave.
Caring for a loved one as they age can be overwhelming. You may not have the time and skills necessary to ensure your family member receives the level of care they need.