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Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Senate Releases Report With Worst Nursing Homes in New Jersey

The U.S. Senate released a report this summer that included the names of nursing home facilities that had been designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as either participants in or candidates for a Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program dedicated to investigating nursing homes that “substantially fail” in caring for residents. Prior […]

How Poor Staffing Decisions Can Lead to Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes are responsible for hiring enough well-trained staff to adequately provide reasonable care for their residents’ needs. Poor staffing decisions can have a negative impact on the overall care of the residents. Nursing home staffing issues that can lead to the neglect or abuse of the residents include: Negligent Hiring  Understaffing Inadequate training Many […]

Michael Dansky Interviewed on Justice for All TV Show

Earlier this summer, Managing Partner and Personal Injury Attorney, Michael Dansky, was invited to be a guest on Casey Price‘s TV show, Justice for All. Justice for All is a new internet-based TV show on RVNTV where host Casey Price interviews attorneys in the South Jersey area and highlights issues impacting our community. Michael Dansky was […]

Elderly Abuse: Statistics, Efforts, and What You Can Do to Help

Abuse comes in all forms, and victims can be of all ages – including the elderly. Unfortunately, an older age does not exclude someone from being taken advantage of by people with cruel intentions. The senior citizens’ dependency and frailty often make them vulnerable targets for situations of abuse such as financial exploitation, physical abuse, […]

5 Signs to Spot Abuse and Neglect of Elders

There have been many reported cases of elderly abuse in the country. As one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, the elderly are often abused and exploited in different ways which can affect their mental, physical, and psychological health. The definition of elderly abuse is broad, and there are many aspects to consider in […]

Dementia & Independent Living – Who is Responsible for Care?

A recent article from Philly.com posed the question: How independent is independent care? The question was raised as a result of a devastating wrongful death case at Shannondell, a retirement community and nursing home facility in Philadelphia. Just under a year ago, a resident of Shannondell, who was 85 and suffered from dementia, wandered out of […]