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Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes

“Social media abuse” describes a disturbing trend in our society that has made its way into nursing homes. Some nursing home employees are taking inappropriate or demeaning photos and videos of their residents and posting them on social media pages like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram. Although “nursing home abuse” is usually associated with physical abuse […]

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Nursing Homes Lack Basic Emergency Preparation Plans

The tragic deaths of residents in a Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma highlighted the difficulties of providing care for the elderly in the face of a natural disaster. However, an NPR examination of federal inspection records shows that many nursing homes lack even the most basic of emergency preparation plans. Violations but no Consequences […]

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Attorney Mike Brusca: Speaking Engagements

Attorney Mike Brusca recently discussed “Dealing with Defense Strategies” during the American Association for Justice (AAJ) “In-Depth Look at Cost Reports” seminar on October 20. The AAJ provides trial attorneys with information, professional support, and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. On November 17, Mike will speak at […]

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Picking a Nursing Home

Many people have no idea how to select a nursing home.  Unfortunately, this decision is typically made under stressful circumstances without advanced planning.  Often, the choice must be made in a short period of time.  As a result, this important decision is many times made with little to no information.  There are, however, some resources […]

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Nursing Home Workers Spread Infections

A new study identifies the failure to change gloves as a significant factor in the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term care facilities (LTCF). The study from the University of Iowa College of Nursing was published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association […]

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over four million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes and nursing facilities each year. Unfortunately, with the large number of long-term care facility residents comes the increase in instances of elderly abuse and neglect. Although nursing home abuse is a pervasive problem in […]

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Unreported Abuse in Nursing Homes

According to a recent government audit, more than one in four cases of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home patients went unreported. Investigators say Medicare is responsible for not enforcing the federal law requiring immediate notification of potential abuse or neglect to police and other agencies. The agency is now urged to take […]

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Deaths Bring Nursing Home False Charting to Light

by Michael Brusca, Esq. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes horror and death to bring to bring injustice to light.  A recent article detailing the deaths of several vulnerable seniors in Florida shows how some nursing homes falsify medical records to avoid trouble.  The article states the staff: made late entries in patients’ medical records, which portrayed […]

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Nursing Home Slip and Falls

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, an estimated three million seniors will reside in nursing homes by 2030. With nearly 75 percent of all nursing home residents experiencing falls annually, slips and falls are a leading cause of preventable injuries, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are serious […]

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Do We Really Care About the Elderly?

by Michael Brusca, Esq. A recent op-ed “Florida law treats seniors worse than dogs” written by fellow Nursing Home Attorney Nathan Carter from Florida raises some important issues.  At the core, it makes us ask ourselves – Do we really care about the elderly?  After doing this work for several years now, sometimes I find myself […]

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