MEMORY CARE FOR A LOVED ONE

Are you thinking of memory care for a loved one? If so, here are some of the top things you should be thinking about. READ ALL OF THE PAPERWORK PRESENTED TO YOU BY THE FACILITY CAREFULLY and make sure you understand it. If the paperwork includes an arbitration agreement, DO[…]

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ASSISTED LIVING EMBEZZLEMENT OF PATIENT’S MONEY

A man who was suffering from dementia was admitted to a local assisted-living facility. Shortly after he was admitted, the facility’s administrator obtained his bank account information and an ATM card and began stealing his money. Because of his dementia, he was unaware of this theft. It continued until all[…]

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PATIENT THROWN FROM WHEELCHAIR IN MEDICAL VAN

A resident at a local nursing home was being transported in her wheelchair in non-emergency medical van to a regularly scheduled dialysis appointment. Although she knew she should, the driver decided not to secure the wheelchair to the floor of the vehicle or to strap her passenger into the wheelchair.[…]

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PATIENT STRIKES HEAD AND DIES AFTER FALL

An elderly woman died after she fell from an improperly secured lift while being lowered into a bathtub. The nurse’s aide who improperly secured the patient in the lift device continued to try to lower the patient into the tub even though she knew two-person assistance was necessary and another[…]

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ELDERLY MAN ASPHYXIATES ON FRUIT AT SKILLED FACILITY

A man with a mechanically altered diet choked to death on piece of fruit that was blocking his airway. The man had a muscular problem in his throat that required all of his food to be pureed. The man was found after the meal period one evening, asphyxiated after an[…]

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UNCLE DIES AFTER NEGLECT AND HOSPITAL STAY

A man was placed in a residential care facility by his niece after she was no longer able to care for him at her home. During a period of personal trouble, the niece was unable to visit her uncle at which time he was transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility[…]

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MAGGOTS FOUND IN ELDER PATIENT’S BEDSORES

An elderly woman who had been injured in a previous incident was admitted to defendant’s skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. Her physician ordered that she return to his office for follow-up shortly after she was admitted, but the facility failed to make an appointment or provide transportation to the physician’s[…]

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RESIDENT IS SEXUALLY BATTERED AT SKILLED FACILITY

A woman with severe dementia was repeatedly sexually battered by another resident at the defendant’s skilled nursing facility. Although many of the facility’s employees, including its Administrator and Director of Nurses, knew that this was going on, it continued over a period of months until a certified nurses aid told[…]

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DEMENTED PATIENT ESCAPES “SECURED” FACILITY

A 71 year-old resident of an “Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care” facility was hit by a semi-truck on the freeway and sustained massive, life-threatening injuries. She had been admitted to the facility by her daughter after repeated incidents of wandering from her home, staying out all night, and awakening cold, disoriented, and injured.[…]

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