You won’t see this story on the evening news, but according to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died from falls in 2016. Better check out our latest newsletter with prevention tips for people of all ages.
Month: October 2018
Under North Carolina law, a couple’s marital property shall be divided equitably during a divorce. Often this means the property is divided equally, 50/50, but not always. A judge must divide it fairly after looking at a variety of factors, such as the income earning potential of each spouse before determining how much property each […]
Increasingly, older Americans are divorcing for the first time in their lives. In fact, the number of people over 50 who are divorcing has doubled since 1990. Divorcing over the age of 50 is called “silver divorce” or “grey divorce,” and there are many special considerations when divorcing at an older age. Consider How the […]
When patients undergo surgery, they often need general anesthesia. However, a lot can go wrong during surgery and with anesthesia in particular. Each year, many patients are injured because of anesthesia errors. If you think you have fallen victim, you need to meet with an experienced medical negligence attorney. Types of Anesthesia Errors Anesthesia errors […]
Good information from the UNC School of Government regarding renter and landlord rights with residential leases. https://civil.sog.unc.edu/things-you-might-not-know-about-the-residential-rental-agreements-act/
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What happens when a nursing home employee abuses a resident and then documents the incident on social media? Not much. NPR reports:
The number of the our nation’s 15,600-plus nursing homes under for-profit ownership has risen to 69.8 percent. Incidents of abuse and neglect can often be traced back to corporate corner cutting for bigger profits. This recent study from the Times Herald-Record in New York is a reflection of a nationwide trend.
Elder abuse is a worldwide problem: A massive study published in June suggests that 64.2 percent of institutional care staff admitted to elder abuse in the past year (40 percent in America).
While most nursing homes do a great job caring for their patients, there are still way too many that don’t. Learn the signs of abuse here