Putting a family member into a nursing home is fraught enough with emotion. But for those in Texas, it is also imbued with a sense of concern. Why? While some facilities have demonstrated improvement, the fact remains that within the recent past, Texas has held the dubious honor of being ranked the single worst state for senior care
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A beloved senior member of your family has started to behave differently. She is showing signs that seem out of character. How do you know when what you are seeing is a symptom of abusive or neglectful behavior? And if it is, what should you do about it?
Elder abuse is a problem in our country because there are so many seniors who are dependent on others for their care and safety. While most caregivers are kind and truly care about the welfare of their patients, this is not always the case. Read the rest »
Nursing home abuse is something that’s received more attention in the past few years than it ever has in the past. Nursing home abuse occurs when the nursing home staff abuses the residents, either physically or emotionally. But there’s another type of nursing home abuse that’s not given as much attention and so, many people aren’t even aware of it. That’s financial abuse, and it can be devastating to nursing home residents and their families. Read the rest »
Abuse and neglect at nursing home facilities is a serious problem that affects elderly residents throughout the country. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation
, in 2014 Texas alone had more than 90,000 senior citizens residing in nursing facilities (as of 2014). If your loved one or family member has been the victim of abuse at one of these facilities, it is of critical importance that you take action and fully understand your rights.
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In the middle of another long Texas summer, the last thing we want to think about is the heat. Unfortunately, the ninety- and one-hundred-degree days pose a real threat to our health, especially the health of the elderly.
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A report last year from Fox7 and Adult Protective Services has called attention to a prevalent problem in the State of Texas: elder abuse
. The investigation revealed examples of financial, physical, and emotional abuse of residents of area nursing homes, crimes that often go unreported and are difficult to prosecute. Statistics indicate more than 1,000 cases a month occur in the state. Read the rest »
Nursing home abuse
and neglect doesn’t only include things like physical injuries, ignoring medical needs, insults, or sexual abuse. It also includes financial abuse or identity theft, which are growing problems for elderly Americans.
According to the Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN), 19 percent of people who reported identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012 were over age 60. Many lived in nursing homes or other skilled-care settings. Read the rest »
A Dallas woman nearly lost $15,000 of her hard-earned retirement money recently after being contacted by a California scam artist posing as a man named Keith Miller.
The scam artist called the Dallas woman and told her that her grandson had suffered a drunk driving accident in New Mexico. He claimed to be a lawyer, telling the woman that if she mailed $15,000 to a Northridge, California address, her grandson wouldn’t be charged with a crime. Read the rest »
When a nursing home
injures someone you love, you want justice.
You want to know what happened, and you want any negligent parties held accountable for what they did. The last thing you want is to be surprised by the fine print in nursing home paperwork – a surprise that could cost you the case. Read the rest »
According to a recent article in the Southeast Texas Record,
a Dallas woman living at the Gulf Healthcare Center has sued the facility for nursing home abuse
. Her family alleges that she was given inadequate medical care. Read the rest »
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.