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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 […]

Wrongful Death Claims: A Weight Lifted from Grieving Families

There is much to do and consider after the tragic loss of a loved one. Funeral arrangements must be made. Friends and family come by and call. Loose ends in the person’s estate might need attention. You are grieving in the midst of it all. Many people ask themselves why it happened to their loved […]

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 […]

Insurance After Injury: Speaking with Insurance Representatives

­ Injuries disrupt your life. Dealing with insurance companies after an injury gives many people an even bigger headache. Here’s what you need to know about your insurance claim after sustaining an injury. Within 24 Hours of an Injury If you have suffered an injury at the fault of another, it is best to get […]

Take Note: Creating Paper Trails After Suffering an Injury

Keeping your facts straight during a personal crisis is tough, but the challenge doesn’t end after the slip, trip, fall, or other accident. For those who need to file a claim or pursue compensation for costs resulting from an accident, documentation is the best evidence in a courtroom. Attorneys advise to err on the side […]

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 […]

UN-ASSISTED 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 […]