Jul
2

Suspect Nursing Home Abuse? Here’s What Minnesotans Can Do

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Many older people live in care facilities across Minnesota. Unfortunately, along with the number of people who live in these environments, neglect and abuse occur more frequently than one may hope.

According to the federal government and Minnesota state government, residents of long-term care facilities have the right to live free from mental, sexual, verbal, and physical abuse, involuntary seclusion, and any form of corporal punishment. Still, nursing home abuse is something you must be aware of if you have a loved one living in that environment.

Here are the signs you should look for if you’re concerned about nursing home abuse or neglect of a loved one and what steps you should take to stop [...]

Feb
11

Bothered By What You Saw at Grandma’s MN Nursing Home?

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Millions of Americans live in long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect aren’t as uncommon as we wish in these situations.

That’s why it vital that if you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you familiarize yourself with the signs of abuse and neglect, keep an eye out for them when you visit, and know what to do in order to help put a stop to any abuse.

Learn more below about nursing home abuse and neglect, how to report it, and legal actions you can take against a nursing home in Minnesota.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

First and foremost, you must establish if there is even anything to [...]

Jan
8

How to Ensure Your Family Members Are Safe in a MN Nursing Home

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It’s never an easy choice to move someone you love into a nursing home, but when you make that choice you’re putting a lot of trust in the people who run the facility.

The good news is that nursing homes have a legal duty to protect the safety and health of the people who live there. Still, some of these facilities break that responsibility from time to time. When that happens, neglect and even abuse of residents ensues.

If you are worried that a loved one may be suffering from elder abuse, then here is what you should be on the lookout for and what you can do to ensure they’re safe.

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Jul
3

Are COVID Infections a Sign of MN Nursing Home Abuse?

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One of the most troubling aspects of the COVID-19 crisis has been the stories coming out about nursing home abuse happening in cities throughout the United States.

Everything from physical abuse of patients to residents diagnosed with the virus being housed with those who are virus-free has shocked the nation. These stories are not just horrifying, though — in many cases they also constitute nursing home abuse, and if your loved one is affected, you may be able to fight to help them receive fair and just compensation.

In this post, we’re going to cover some facts about COVID-19 and how the virus can be particularly harmful to elderly patients — especially those housed together [...]