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New Report Indicates that Nursing Homes Consistently Underreport Certain Injuries

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

While the underreporting of accidents in nursing homes has become a disturbing trend over the last decade, a recently published report indicates that the problem may be worse than was initially thought. Specifically, the report found that serious injuries that are often the result of negligence or abuse, such as bedsores, urinary tract infections… Read More »

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The Risk of Social Isolation for Nursing Home Residents

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

When it comes to our well-being, social interactions can play a vital role in maintaining good health. Unfortunately, certain populations are particularly at risk of suffering from a lack of interpersonal relationships. Nursing home residents, for instance, often suffer from social isolation, whether as a result of a facility’s neglect, or even outright abuse…. Read More »

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Liability for Nursing Home Mismanagement

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While it is possible to hold individual nursing home staff employees liable for any acts of nursing home abuse that they commit, these are by no means the only individuals who can be held accountable for this type of negligence. In fact, in nursing home abuse cases, it is not uncommon for more than… Read More »

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The Dangers Posed by Inadequately Trained Nursing Home Staff

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Nursing homes typically engage a wide range of employees, including everyone from registered nurses and physical therapists to cafeteria workers and drivers. All of these individuals require unique training and licensing to ensure that they are able to perform their job duties to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, in addition to the chronic… Read More »

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The Chronic Problem of Understaffed Nursing Homes

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Understaffing at nursing homes has become an increasingly serious issue over the last decade, with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) even reporting that nursing home staffing levels in more than half of U.S. nursing homes are too low. When nursing home facilities don’t hire enough staff to give each resident the care… Read More »

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Which Residents are Most at Risk of Becoming Victims of Nursing Home Abuse?

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

While nursing home abuse can happen just about anywhere and to any resident, a number of studies have revealed that there are a few particular factors that could make someone more at risk of becoming the victim of abuse. We’ve listed a few of these factors below, but it’s important to remember that the… Read More »

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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

No one likes to think that their loved one is being abused in a nursing home, but the reality is that this type of conduct occurs at an alarming rate. In fact, the World Health Organization reported that in 2017, 15.7 percent of individuals over the age of 60 years old were subjected to… Read More »

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Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Although physical violence and neglect may be the first thing that most people think about when they hear the term nursing home abuse, the reality is that this is not the only type of abuse to which residents could be vulnerable. For instance, financial exploitation can have devastating consequences for nursing home residents, many… Read More »

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Rising Fears for Residents as Oklahoma Nursing Homes Begin Opening Their Doors to Visitors

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

Last week, The Oklahoma Health Department announced that many nursing homes across the state could begin allowing visitors onto their premises for the first time since March. A number of residents and their loved ones, however, have raised concerns that it may be too early to start loosening quarantine restrictions, as demonstrated by the… Read More »

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Getting Financial Assistance for Long-Term Care in Oklahoma

By Levinson Law, P.C. |

If you’ve started considering long-term care options, such as a nursing home or assisted care facility, either for you or a loved one, you may be feeling overwhelmed. The financial aspect of long-term care alone can be daunting. Cost of Nursing Home Care In Oklahoma, the average cost of nursing home care is $141/day… Read More »

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