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Illinois Nursing Home Regulations

Published on Sep 23, 2022 in Nursing Home Abuse.

Illinois nursing home regulations exist to keep older and vulnerable adults residing in nursing homes safe, healthy, and protected from harm. Our state government has established a comprehensive system of laws to protect care facility residents, recognizing that nursing home abuse and neglect is a very real and serious problem.   Thomas Law Offices in Chicago, […]

Two Nurses Arrested in Ohio for Nursing Home Resident Neglect

Published on May 2, 2022 in Nursing Home Abuse.

In April 2022, Sunrise Manor nursing home’s director of nursing and assistant nursing director were arrested for allegations of patient neglect. Christina Drake and Jennie Elliott are being investigated following a criminal complaint filed in regard to an incident that occurred in April 2020. The two nursing staff members are facing multiple first-degree misdemeanor charges, […]

What Are Kentucky’s Minimum Nursing Home Staffing Requirements?

Published on Mar 18, 2022 in Nursing Home Abuse.

There is a consistently-proven link between staffing issues and poor quality of care for nursing home residents. In the following article, we’ll explore the question: What are Kentucky’s minimum nursing home staffing requirements, and how do they impact our state’s older adult population? After reading, please feel welcome to contact Thomas Law Offices if you […]

How Has COVID-19 Caused Nursing Home Shortages?

Published on Feb 11, 2022 in Nursing Home Abuse.

We have seen the pandemic sweep across U.S. industries and leave an indelible mark. Restaurants, bars, diners, coffee shops, arts and entertainment venues, and thousands upon thousands of small businesses have been forced to shut their doors because they just don’t have enough people to keep them running. Understaffing continues to be a critical issue […]

How Law Enforcement Agencies Handle Nursing Home Abuse Allegations in Chicago

Published on Sep 23, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

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 […]

Nursing Home Residents and Self-Neglect: Who Is Responsible?

Published on Sep 17, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

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 […]

End-of-Life Care and Your Rights in Illinois

Published on May 4, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

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 […]

Nursing Homes and Patient Care Plans

Published on Apr 20, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

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 […]

The Dangers of Negligent Hiring and Supervision in Nursing Homes

Published on Feb 23, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

All nursing homes should be outfitted with knowledgeable and resourceful employees and staff members. When a facility follows federal law, there are strict staffing procedures in place to ensure that only qualified people, including registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, and physical therapists, provide direct care to the elderly residents. Nursing homes that […]

Veteran Abuse and Neglect in VA Nursing Homes

Published on Feb 9, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

Millions of nursing home residents are forced to suffer abuse and neglect from those who are supposed to be taking care of them. While anyone in that type of setting can be a target for abuse, certain elderly demographics, like veterans, are at an increased risk. Military veterans are an especially at-risk group because they […]

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Illinois Nursing Home Regulations

Illinois nursing home regulations exist to keep older and vulnerable adults residing in nursing homes safe, healthy, and protected from harm. Our state government has established a comprehensive system of laws to protect care facility residents, recognizing that nursing home abuse and neglect is a very real and serious problem.   Thomas Law Offices in Chicago, […]

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Tad Thomas Interviewed About Sexual Assault Cases on WAVE Listens Live!

This week, Tad Thomas of Thomas Law Offices was invited back to join John Ramsey on WAVE 3 News during his Listens Live! segment which airs weekdays in Louisville. In August, Tad was interviewed on the segment about senior care facilities and how family members of residents in facilities can help protect their loved ones. […]

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