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Alabama Nursing Homes Are Reopening: What to Look for When You Go

One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the inability to visit loved ones without putting them at risk of catching the virus. This is especially […]

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  • The Link Between Abuse, Neglect, and Mental Health in Older Adults

    Nov 16

    An older person’s mental well-being has a profound impact on their overall health. Depression, anxiety, and loneliness—all of which affect many older adults—can cause chronic and often deadly health conditions.…

  • Alabama Nursing Homes Are Reopening: What to Look for When You Go

    Oct 19

    One of the biggest challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the inability to visit loved ones without putting them at risk of catching the virus. This is especially…

  • The Most Common Types of Elder Abuse

    Sep 7

    About one out of every 10 elderly people in the U.S. are abused, neglected, or financially exploited, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many instances of…

  • The 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Abuse

    Jul 6

    When you suspect that your loved one is being abused in their nursing home, uncertainty is one of your biggest obstacles. Chances are good that you are asking yourself several…

  • Government Agencies Recommend Better Nursing Home Oversight

    Jul 19

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a report based on data compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which recommends better nursing home oversight. CMS…

  • 4 Alabama Nursing Homes Cited with a “Persistent Record of Poor Care”

    Jun 7

    When our loved ones age, caring for them ourselves is sometimes impossible, which is why we often entrust them to the care of qualified, well-reputed nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, many…

  • CMS Cracks Down on Understaffing in Nursing Homes

    Jan 10

    Recent Study Reveals RN Understaffing in America’s Skilled Nursing Facilities In light of growing national concern about staffing levels, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that…

  • Wrongful Death Case Filed Over Insulin Overdose at Nursing Home

    Jan 19

    Enterprise, AL, November 11, 2017 — Sawyer Law Firm, LLC has filed a wrongful death case in Russell County, Alabama on behalf of the family of an Alabama woman who received an…

  • 2017 World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

    Sep 19

    Pressure injuries are exceedingly common for the bedridden and those in wheelchairs, especially if patients do not receive proper preventative care and treatment. In nursing homes, pressure injuries are a…

  • Settlement Reached on Behalf of Injured Nursing Home Resident

    Feb 19

    This case involved an elderly female who was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for a “short-term stay” for the purpose of receiving therapy. While the resident was being transferred…