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Dangers of Nursing Homes

By Harvey L. Walner |

People are often hesitant to put their loved ones in nursing homes, and for good reason. While we expect that our loved ones would get the best care in a skilled nursing environment, this is far from reality. Nursing homes are doing a lot of things wrong, as witnessed by the number of complaints… Read More »

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Know Your Rights in a Nursing Home

By Harvey L. Walner |

If your loved one is in a nursing home, you may be concerned about their care. Maybe you feel as though they are being neglected. Does your family member seem to constantly sick or injured? Is he or she treated like a second-class citizen? When your loved one moved into the facility, he or… Read More »

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Illinois Nursing Home Sued for Taunting Patient With Dementia

By Harvey L. Walner |

We expect that when we make the tough decision of putting our beloved family member in a nursing home, they will be treated with respect and dignity. While some nursing homes do go above and beyond to ensure your loved one is taken care of, this is not always the case. Sadly, some nursing… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

As we get older, we need more attention from our family, whether it is to give us a helping hand around the house or to assist with medical needs. Perhaps, it isn’t possible for all families to be around their elderly loved ones 7 days a week, and so they turn to what they… Read More »

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How To Tell If You Have A Nursing Abuse Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

Putting a loved one in a nursing home can be a very difficult and trying decision. Obviously, you are putting your trust into the care of professionals who you hope are not only qualified, but loving and attentive. Anyone’s worst nightmare is that their family member might be abused and neglected, something that sadly… Read More »

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Different Types Of Nursing Home Abuse

By Harvey L. Walner |

It can be very difficult when a loved one ages to know how best to continue to care for him or her. Many people struggle with the choice of putting a parent or grandparent into a nursing home, fearing that they could become the victim of abuse or neglect. Federal and state laws require… Read More »

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Watch For These Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By Harvey L. Walner |

Nursing home abuse is a serious issue, both for the elderly people who are abused and the families who place them in nursing homes, trusting that they will be cared for properly. While most nursing homes take proper care of their residents, it’s important that the family and friends of the resident know what… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse Extends into Patient Finances

By Harvey L. Walner |

Nursing home abuse is a tragic reality in Chicago and across the country. But while physical abuse grabs headlines, financial manipulation and exploitation is also a serious issue. Elders are often unable to protect themselves. Nursing home staff members may take financial advantage of an elderly patient by stealing their identity, their possessions, their… Read More »

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Should Nursing Home Investors Be Immune from Lawsuits?

By Harvey L. Walner |

The Florida legislature is debating legislation which would provide complete immunity for investors when a nursing home is sued. Per this legislation, only nursing home owners and staff could be named as defendants and held accountable in nursing home abuse lawsuits. There is great divide over this bill. Florida resident advocates sharply oppose the bill believing… Read More »

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Is it Appropriate to Use Physical Restraints on Elderly Patients in Nursing Homes?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Imagining your elderly loved one secured by physical restraints is probably enough to bring tears to your eyes. Nursing home care facilities do this, some more than others. Nationally, and in Illinois, it is legal to use physical restraints to further a patient’s safety and protection, yet it is illegal to do so for… Read More »

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By Harvey L. Walner |

If your loved one is living in a nursing home, it is incredibly important that you know how to detect signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. The terrible injustice of abuse and neglect towards our most senior citizens is much more commonplace than you may suspect. Knowing what to look for can provide… Read More »

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