What to do if you Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

When families place a loved one in a nursing home, they expect their family member to be given quality care. It’s the nursing home’s responsibility to provide the quality of care that the family is unable to provide personally.

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Health FAQ: What the Elderly Should Know about Clostridium Difficile Colitis (C. diff)

Clostridium difficile colitis, commonly referred to as C. diff, is an excruciatingly painful bacterial infection throughout the colon.

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Frequently asked question: what are “never events”?

What exactly is a “never event”? You may remember hearing a story on the nightly news about an operation on the wrong arm or an object being left in a patient after surgery.

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Comprehensive experience and proven results

For over 20 years, the Law Office of David J. Hoey has successfully represented the elderly and their families in matters involving elder abuse and neglect, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

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After 7 years, Elizabeth barrow had her day in court

On September 24, 2009, Elizabeth Barrow, at age 100, was killed in her nursing home bed, a result of strangulation and suffocation; allegedly by her roommate.

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The dangers of confidentiality agreements

It may sound like sensationalism but I am a firm believer that confidential settlements perform a giant disservice to the public.

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Cms’s specialty focus facility initiative program: what is it and why it matters to anyone choosing a nursing home.

When it’s time to choose a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, making the choice can be one of the most difficult yet important decisions.

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The seriousness of bed sores among the elderly

It still surprises me that many people still don’t have a complete understanding of bed sores (also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) and just how serious it is.

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Mechanical lifts in elder care facilities: what residents and families need to know

One of the major issues in nursing home facilities is the frequent heavy lifting or repositioning of residents that exceed the lifting capacity of their caregivers.

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Massachusetts nursing homes cited

On September 21, state regulators released the names of 51 Massachusetts nursing homes cited for advertising dementia care services that they don’t actually offer, or have not submitted paperwork to verify they are in compliance.

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Assisted living is not nursing home care

Many ALFs claim to be able to care for Alzheimer’s patients. Despite this, many Alzheimer’s patients suffer harm and neglect.

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Remembering 9/11

There are no words that I can say to describe 9/11. Today’s news casts and stories give me goose bumps. Here are the lyrics to America the Beautiful:

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A Memorial Day tradition

Every Memorial Day weekend since 1948 the Army 3rd Division, Infintry Regiment place American flags at the 220,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetary.

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What happened to dignity and respect?

A nursing home must promote care for residents in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances each resident’s dignity and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality.

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Still remaining WWI veteran poses question on veterans day

This week we recognize Veterans Day. Veterans Day is an annual US holiday honoring military veterans. It is celebrated on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

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Standing up for seniors: how the civil justice system protects elderly Americans

Civil suits help uncover abuses by nursing home and insurance companies, according to a new report by the American Association for Justice.

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Civil justice system uncovers abuse and neglect of elderly Americans

New AAJ report shows how litigation holds nursing homes, insurance companies accountable when they target nation’s seniors.

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Nursing home neglect in Massachusetts

Neglect: Failure to provide goods and services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish or mental illness. In determining whether or not neglect has occurred, the following standards shall apply:

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We serve families of loved ones in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, day centers, wheelchair van transports, malpractice, and home care. Our firm helps victims of neglect, abuse, and maltreatment in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, no matter which county, town, or city they live in. We also answer requests to consult with other lawyers and help represent families and victims in many other states.