Dehydration in a Nursing Home is Abuse

Dehydration in a nursing home is abuse and you need to know what signs to look for.  Simply stated, dehydration is simply an excessive loss of water.  This condition affects all of the body’s organs and systems and can become life threatening.  Dehydration is one of the most common forms of abuse and neglect in […]

Slip and Fall Negligence Elder Abuses Cases

One of the most common types of elder abuse claims stem from a slip and fall negligence at a nursing home resulting in injury.  Unfortunately, many elderly residents of nursing homes are high fall risks, and require extensive assistance with their mobility and activities of daily living. Without proper supervision, these elderly residents are at […]

Largest Nursing Home in California Faces a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The largest nursing home in California faces a wrongful death lawsuit.  Centinela West, the largest owner of nursing homes in California has faced several allegations of injuries resulting from falls, neglect, and abuse in the past.  A recent lawsuit adds “wrongful death” to the list of allegations against the 81 nursing home group.  The most […]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Orange County

A recent story of a facility owned by corporate parent company covenant care exposed two specific lawsuits against one of the largest local nursing homes, and multiple stories of nursing home abuse and neglect.  The stories are maddening.  We place our seniors in the care of nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities expecting them to […]

Under Paid Employees Part of Nursing Home Injuries and Falls Challenge

Under-paid employees play a significant role in the number of nursing home injuries and falls each year in California.  CDC statistics show hazardous levels of risk in California retirement homes.  Recently, a CDC study noted that for every 100 beds in nursing homes and assisted care facilities, there were 100 to 200 falls each and […]

Compensation for Elder Abuse Claims

  In cases involving compensation for elder abuse claims or neglect of an elder (or dependent adult as defined by California law), there are different damages that are available, depending on what the Plaintiff can prove. Elder Abuse plaintiffs are typically entitled to the same types of damages as any other personal injury plaintiff is […]

Nursing Home Injuries are on the Rise in Orange County

The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC report that nursing home injuries are on the rise in Orange County and across the United States.  The number of falls resulting in seriously injuries has increased, especially here in California.  California has the highest rates of restraint in our nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.  This is […]

How Common is Nursing Home Abuse in Anaheim?

The Anaheim area is home to many nursing home and skilled nursing facilities.  The 2010 Census reported that more than 40 Million Americans are over the age of 65, and that number continues to rise.  California has the largest population of senior citizens in the US, and that number is expected to reach 6.4 million […]

Nursing Home Neglect in Anaheim Can Result in a Civil Lawsuit

Nursing home neglect in Anaheim is against the law, and the family of a neglected senior can hold the healthcare facility accountable through a civil lawsuit.  There are several important signs that your beloved parent, grandparent or family member is being neglected by nursing home staff including: Overmedication – Watch for changes in medication that […]

Fall Resulting in Injury at an Anaheim Nursing Home or Assisted Care Facility

There is no excuse for a fall resulting in injury at an Anaheim nursing home or assisted care facility.  Recent statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that the average number of falls in a nursing home across the US is 2 per bed per year.  This is an astonishing statistic, and […]