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Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse FAQ

What can a Nursing Home Attorney do for me?

An experienced nursing home abuse attorney, like those at Rosen & Spears, can help gather and review the evidence necessary to determine whether there is a basis to pursue a legal claim and/or report to regulatory bodies. Attorneys experienced in these areas can also help victims of neglect or abuse and their loved ones navigate this … Continue reading

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What is nursing home neglect?

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities, along with other residential and rehabilitation facilities, are entrusted with the care of people who need help caring for themselves. The employees of these facilities should follow established standards of care, which include following doctors' orders and providing the care that is generally expected from similar providers, including guidelines established … Continue reading

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Is it important to document what happens?

It is important to make notes of events, dates and times, names of staff, etc. when an event has occurred.  It is much easier to document as you go along rather than try to remember later.  It is also important to take photographs.

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What is nursing home abuse?

Abuse of the elderly can take many forms, but it is particularly egregious when it happens in a nursing home at the hands of people who are supposed to be taking care of you.  Federal law defines abuse in a nursing home as Any act, failure to act, or incitement to act done willfully, knowingly, … Continue reading

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