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We assist victims of nursing home abuse in Cook County

Folks in Cook County, Illinois, want the best for their loved ones, including their right to live out their golden years in peace and comfort. Unfortunately, this isn't always the experience they have. Far too many elders experience nursing home abuse or neglect.

Large percentage of Chicago area nursing homes have deadly fungus

Many Chicago area families have loved ones who are older. As our population continues to age, the need for good care increases. Having to place a loved one in a nursing home is a hard thing for many families to have to go through. Although most people want to live at home as long as possible, many times it comes to a point where they must be placed in a nursing facility. Most of these facilities are safe and take good care of their residents, but, occasionally, these residents face serious neglect and abuse.

Illinois lawmakers grapple with understaffed nursing homes

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is not an easy one for most Chicago residents. It can be stressful when a loved one is no longer able to care for themselves and needs to be in a facility that can help them. Family members can feel guilty about their decision and will want their loved one to go to the best possible place. Most of the time nursing homes are safe. But, occasionally these facilities can be understaffed, and unexpected injuries or even deaths can occur.

Oak Brook nursing home sued for neglect

Many families in the Cook County area have had to make the agonizing decision to place their loved one in a nursing home. Although most people do not want to put a family member in a nursing home, they are necessary facilities for those who are unable to take care of themselves. As a large population continues to age, more people will need skilled nursing care. But, while most facilities understand the importance of patient safety, some facilities have caused serious nursing home abuse injuries.

Falls in nursing homes are one of the leading causes of death

Many families have loved ones who live in a nursing home. Many times, older adults are not able to take care of themselves and need to be in a safe place. Nursing homes provide living arrangements for vulnerable adults. These are important places for Cook County residents, but unfortunately, there are many reports of nursing home abuse.

Arizona nursing home liability for death caused by bed sores

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 10 patients are suffering from bedsores at any given time. They estimate that of those, approximately 13 percent are men and 11 percent are women who currently reside in nursing homes. While treatable in the early stages, nursing home neglect can allow the problem to reach life-threatening and even fatal, stages.

Video appears to show nursing home abuse, lawsuit filed

With advances in technology, the public has seen videos of disturbing acts, rather than just hearing about them. Since videos recording devices are cheap and easy to place and access, many are recording what is happening to them and around them. One video taken in a South Holland nursing home appears to show nursing home staff abusing an elderly patient. The video has sparked a personal injury lawsuit against the nursing home and several of the employees seen in the video.

What are the legal rights of Illinois nursing home residents?

There are positives and negatives to getting older. One downside for many elderly people and their loved ones is that failing health can make it difficult to care for themselves or complete everyday activities. That's where nursing home come in. Many families find them to be the perfect place for their loved ones to live out their later years.

What acts or symptoms might indicate nursing home neglect?

Millions of Americans reside in nursing home, and that number is expected to climb in the coming decades. A nursing home should be a place of safe haven and a place where loved ones can reside in the short or long-term. However, if a nursing home and their staff are not doing their jobs properly, it can quickly lead to instances of nursing home neglect. Nursing home neglect is different from nursing home abuse but can be just as deadly or harmful.

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