Articles Posted in Nursing Home Abuse


Nursing Home Falls and Abuse

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento nursing home abuse lawyer. For many families, the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is complex. Often, it is shrouded with unease over the specter of nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. Learning about where the danger lies may help.

Falls in the Elderly

Resident on Resident Nursing Home Abuse

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Attorney. A recent U.S. study found that one in five residents of nursing homes are subject to abuse from other nursing home residents, including their roommates every month. The abuse which can come in the form of either physical abuse or verbal bullying many times goes unnoticed and unreported.

What is Resident on Resident Nursing Home Abuse?


Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia found in the elderly today, directly impacting approximately forty million people. Statistics show that a new patient is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease every four seconds. Although Alzheimer’s Disease is not curable, it is treatable. If the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are not caught in time, the window of opportunity to properly treat the disease in order to delay its devastating effects and possibly even prolong life may be missed.

What Nursing Homes Should Do



Sadly, dehydration is a problem in nursing homes, due to an unfortunate trend of prioritizing cutting costs over patient care. Nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect is a serious problem across the nation. Symptoms of dehydration in nursing homes are not uncommon, and the consequences of dehydration can be very serious, potentially resulting in the death of a loved one.

Elderly Individuals Suffering from Dehydration

Overmedicating Nursing Home Patients

I’m Ed Smith, A Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Attorney. In the nation’s 1550 nursing homes it is estimated that 1 in 5 residents are given unnecessary and extremely dangerous antipsychotic drugs. That is one-third of Medicare nursing home patients. Overmedication, if done intentionally, is a form of nursing home abuse.

Drugs being misused

Nursing Homes Lose Arbitration Clause

Nursing Homes Lose Arbitration Clause

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento nursing home abuse attorney. There are approximately 1.5 million seniors receiving Medicare and Medicaid paid benefits who reside in long term care facilities. When placing a family member in a nursing home, families consider affordability and location as the two most important factors. This can leave a very short list of nursing home options. Families sign the nursing home contract at a very vulnerable point in their lives.

Admission and the Contract

Nursing Home Placement

Nursing Home Placement

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento nursing home negligence attorney. We all expect quality of care and the quality of life to go hand in hand in the treatment of our loved one. But incidences of long term care/nursing home abuse in California is growing rapidly. Every day members of our senior population are victimized. If your loved one is a victim of negligence or abuse in a nursing home or residential facility, there are likely other residents at the nursing home who are also being neglected or abused.

How to Protect Your Loved One from Poor Nursing Home Care

Nursing Home Resident Rights

My name is Ed Smith. I am a Sacramento Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer. Do you need an attorney because you or someone close to you has been denied their nursing home resident rights? I handle nursing home abuse cases and fight arbitration clauses that patients are sometimes forced into signing. Abuse or negligence toward an elderly family member in a nursing home or long-term care facility is a travesty. I have a particular interest in making sure that those who deny your family members their nursing home rights are punished.

New Rule Announced Protecting Nursing Home Residents

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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer. It is not unusual for people living in nursing homes to have multiple medical problems. In fact, many families are forced to place their loved ones into a nursing home because they are no longer able to provide adequate care for them. This is especially true when they have medical issues such dementia or have suffered a geriatric fall.

Elderly Individuals with Dementia

Hospital Dumping

Hospital Dumping

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Nursing Home Injury Attorney. A nursing home resident, 86-year-old Margie, developed a bladder infection. She was transferred to an acute care hospital for treatment. Five days later, ready for discharge, she called her nursing home—without warning she is told they would not allow her to come back. While hospitalized the nursing home packed up all her belongings and cleaned out her room. In a panic Margie calls her family. Being told to leave or not being readmitted to a nursing home that you have already settled into can be traumatic. Yet, this illegal practice called “hospital dumping” is on the rise nationwide. Residents and family members can fight back. There are certain procedures the law requires a nursing home to take before a resident is discharged, transferred or evicted.

The Effects of Hospital Dumping on a Nursing Home Resident

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