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Over-Prescription of Drugs Is a Serious Issue in Alabama Nursing Homes

Published: Mar 08, 2018 in Nursing Home

A common issue in nursing homes across the country is physicians over-medicating elderly residents. This occurs for a number of reasons, including improper diagnoses, failure to monitor resident’s changing needs, and intentional chemical restraints. In fact, a recent study found many over-prescribed residents received improper…

Top Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Published: Sep 15, 2017 in General, Nursing Home

Nursing homes are designed to provide quality care to aging adults who require daily help. If your senior loved one is living in a nursing home facility, you want to make sure that they are safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and…

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Published: Aug 11, 2017 in Nursing Home

If your loved one appears to be abused or neglected, don’t hesitate to take legal action. Protect your loved ones by contacting the Alabama nursing home abuse and negligence lawyers at Belt & Bruner, P.C. There are nearly two million nursing home residents across the…

Problems with Understaffing in Nursing Homes

Published: Jan 26, 2017 in Nursing Home, Personal Injury

As of 2014, more than 1.4 million people resided in nursing homes across the country. While countless families rely on nursing homes to provide essential care for their elderly loved ones, many long-term care facilities are understaffed. This can lead to cases of nursing home…

MRSA in Hospitals

Published: Dec 08, 2016 in Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home

Staph bacteria are incredibly common and are carried in the nose or on the skin of approximately 1 in 3 people. For the majority of people, these bacteria result in no issues at all or some minor skin infections. However, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is…

Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Published: Oct 14, 2016 in Nursing Home, Professional Malpractice

Malnutrition in nursing homes is disturbingly common. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), 20% of nursing home residents suffer from a form of malnutrition worldwide. While malnutrition can manifest as a side effect of a pre-existing condition, it is more frequently caused…