Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, The Illinois Department on Aging (DOA) Adult Protective Services (APS) received 20,800 reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation. Older adult abuse is a serious problem facing our Chicago neighbors who reside in nursing homes. Loved ones of abuse victims can contact a nursing home abuse lawyer […]
It is comprehensible that an older adult living alone may be a victim of self-neglect. If an elderly individual with diminished capacities does not have family, friends, or neighbors to regularly assist and support them, there is a possibility that they will fall into a dangerous situation of poor hygiene, undernourishment, untaken medications, or failure […]
Under a new budget established by Governor Andrea Cuomo’s office, all nursing home operators in New York will be required to return all profits in excess of five percent to the state beginning in January 2022.
As someone nears the end of their life—whether it be sudden or an expected decline, decisions will need to be made about allowable medical care, the person’s estate, and what their wishes are in terms of funeral services. While it’s normal for family members not to want to have those discussions, it’s imperative to have […]
If you’re loved one is entering into a nursing home, it’s important to understand the care they’ll receive to ensure they will have what they need to meet their care goals. Nursing homes have specific ways they handle developing patient care plans, so you’ll want to understand that unique process. It, however, is important to […]