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Category Archives: Nursing Home Advice

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

By Harvey L. Walner |

Helping a loved one move into a nursing home or long term care facility can be nerve racking for anyone. There are always concerns about the care your loved one is receiving and everyone has heard the horror stories of abuse and neglect for the elderly. However, you can have peace of mind knowing… Read More »

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Choosing a Nursing Home

By Harvey L. Walner |

At Walner Law & Associates, we handle far too many elder abuse cases. Elderly men and women are often preyed upon for their money or abused physically and emotionally. They are often the perfect victim because dementia and poor memory can make them forget that the abuse ever occurred. If you can no longer… Read More »

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Center for Public Integrity Releases Devastating Nursing Home Series

By Harvey L. Walner |

At Harvey L. Waler & Associates, our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers have spent decades pursuing compensation for those hurt by negligent nursing home staff. Now, extraordinary reports from the Center for Public Integrity are bringing some of the nursing home industry’s failings to light. CPI is a non-partisan, non-profit investigative journalism outfit that… Read More »

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Finding a Nursing Home that Cares

By Harvey L. Walner |

The Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Walner & Associates are pleased to offer the following quick reference guide for choosing the best care facility for you or a loved one. If you suspect mistreatment or are in need of an experienced attorney, please call us at 312-800-0000 today. Finding a Care Home… Read More »

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Location and Costs for Nursing Home Care

By Harvey L. Walner |

When planning long term care for you or a loved one be sure to factor in where you would like to reside. Location plays a significant role in the amount you will need to save for long term care. The median annual cost for private nursing home care varies between $57,487 to $155,125 just… Read More »

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The Corporatization of Nursing Homes: What Does it mean for Patient Care Trends

By Harvey L. Walner |

Private investors are purchasing nursing homes. The result? A declining care for the elderly patients, particularly in nursing homes owned by multi-state chains.  Chicago nursing home abuse is already a concern for families who have a loved one in a care facility. Unfortunately, the corporatization of nursing home facilities increases the need for concern…. Read More »

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5 Star Nursing Homes in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

There are 85 five-star nursing homes in the Chicago Metro area. This is not our evaluation. The ranking comes from The 2014 U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Homes” rankings and Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the federal agency that sets and enforces nursing home standards. So what makes a five-star… Read More »

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What are some requirements for a safe living environment for an Illinois nursing home?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Nursing homes bring families much comfort and peace of mind. It is very reassuring for loved ones to be in an environment to live out their golden years with the assistance that they may need. In the state of Illinois, there are specific safety requirements for nurses and caregivers at nursing homes. These requirements… Read More »

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Background Checks for Criminal Records for Nursing Home Care

By Harvey L. Walner |

Illinois House Bill 2531, passed in 2005, requires that all employees who may come into contact with residents at a nursing home must pass a criminal background check. Prior to this law, only employees who had direct contact with residents were required to have a background check preformed. Under HB 2531, any employee who… Read More »

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