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Eight Ways to Inspect Nursing Home Care

Our last blog post, “Voice of the Vulnerable,” discussed the importance of the elder’s visitors to be vigilant in looking for signs of abuse or neglect. We also reiterated the warning signs of abuse such as changes in mood or appetite, bed sores, unexplained bruising or lacerations, etc. However, it can be hard to distinguish […]

Voice of the Vulnerable: Elder Neglect & Abuse Can Happen In Any Situation

The need for caregivers for older adults is ever-increasing, yet we see horror stories in the news about elder abuse and neglect. These stories make us and our aging loved ones more anxious about receiving assistance from anyone but themselves or trusted family. The truth is that any caregiver or facility can have victims of […]

The Golden Age: Safe Homes for Our Older Loved Ones

Just as the trees turn to their golden time of year, many of us have loved ones coming into their own golden years. We would like to advise, however, that they do not make like a leaf and fall! Instead, we would like to see everyone taking a bit of time to make sure our […]

Long-term Care for Your Family: Nursing Home, In-Home Care, and Signs of Elder Abuse

The recent news on Family Care/IRIS changes and nursing home mistreatment has sparked some interest in the care provided to our elderly and disabled Wisconsin citizens. Our seniors and people with disabilities deserve respect, choice, and independence. When your loved ones need long-term care, you want to help them choose what services best fit their […]

Milwaukee Nursing Homes to Pay $38M for Substandard Care, But Not to Residents They Harmed

A recent story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel disclosed that Extendicare Health Services Inc., which owns a chain of nursing homes in Milwaukee, has reached a $38 million settlement for substandard and unnecessary care given to residents between 2007 and 2013. However, none of that money is earmarked for the patients who suffered; the bulk […]

Unassisted Living? Help With Finding Quality Care at Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living has become a big business in Wisconsin and the United States, and it’s going to get even bigger. Today, there are 750,000-plus elderly people living in more than 30,000 assisted-living facilities across the country.  These numbers are expected to grow significantly as the baby boom generation continues to age. According to the Administration […]