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Injuries from Falls Affect People of All Ages, Not Just Elderly

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According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died in 2016 from the common and preventable injury of falling. Even more worrisome is that this number has only increased since 2000 and shows no sign of slowing. You should know surprising facts about falls, what causes this avoidable injury and how people of all ages can help prevent falls. Click here to read the Read More >>

Nursing Homes are now Big Business

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As baby boomers begin to need nursing home facilities, profit-focused corporate nursing home chains have dominated the market. This increase in residents and emphasis on profits has led to a distressing rise in neglected and abused seniors. But instead of improving safety, corporate nursing homes are working to limit their accountability and deny residents’ rights. There are many laws and Read More >>

Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage

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A breaking article in Newsday (today, September 29), entitled, "Northport VA Center Struggling to Overcome Nursing Shortage" , by author, Martin C. Evans @martincevans, describes that the "91 year-old" Northport, Virginia Center, comprising, "four nursing homes," had "staffing shortages, mismanaged the nurses to fill the gaps and allowed overtime costs to balloon to $1.5 million in 2017," about Read More >>

Protect Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

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Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death – From Newsday Long Island

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A September 10, article in Newsday, by criminal justice reporter, Bridget Murphy (bridget.murphy@newsday.com; Twitter: @ByBridgetMurphy ), entitled,"Trial opens in case of health care workers charged in patient death", describes that, "Sijimole Reji, Annieamma Augustine and Martine Morland are all former county employees who are on trial in the nursing home death of an elderly person whose Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive – LTCCC

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From the Long Term Care Community Coalition, August 8, 2018 - Staffing is perhaps the most important factor in a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have enough qualified care staff. However, in the Read More >>

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years – The New York Times

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An article appeared on July 7, 2018, on The New York Times website, entitled, "‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years", by author, Jordan Rau. In the article, Rau indicated, "Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of Read More >>

Nursing Home Residents Imperiled As Safety Standards Are Undermined – LTCCC

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The communication below is sourced from a communication from the Long Term Care Community Coalition , June 14, 2018: “Since January 2017, the health and safety of nursing home residents has become increasingly imperiled.” Please contact Dalli & Marino, LLP with any questions at 1-888-465-8790 [Toll-Free], or by completing the CASE EVALUATION Form on our Contact Read More >>

Attorneys Fight Human Trafficking with Civil Litigation

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MYTH: Human trafficking in the U.S. involves only foreign nationals or immigrants. FACT: Thousands of American citizens, including children, are victims too. MYTH: Victims of human trafficking will immediately ask for help and identify themselves. FACT: For many reasons, including threats and intimidation, victims tend not to come forward without support. MYTH: The only way to stop human Read More >>

Media Advisory: Latest Federal Data Reveal Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia – LTCCC

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A new (June 5) Media Advisory from the Long Term Care Community Coalition provides the following information: “Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.” Below is the complete text of the Advisory (shared by Dalli & Read More >>