What is a nursing home admission agreement? How can I use it to make sure my loved one’s rights are protected?

Far too many people neglect reading the nursing home admission agreement before moving their loved one into a facility. They don’t realize until much later that the agreement can be used against them if their loved one suffers any abuse. An attorney with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can review this agreement before you commit to…

How do you prove elder financial abuse?

Financial elder abuse is the illegal, unauthorized, or improper use of an elder’s money, benefits, belongings, property, or assets for the benefit of someone other than the elder. This can include outright theft of property or accepting transactions for which the elderly person does not have the mental or cognitive competence to make. If you…

What are chemical restraints and why are they used in nursing homes?

Chemical restraints are drugs used by nursing home staff to discipline, control, or restrain their residents. By using chemical substances, nursing homes can control resident’s behavior. Although Congress passed a law in 1987 that included protections for nursing home residents’ rights, we still see the use of chemical restraints decades later. Keep reading to learn…

How do I obtain medical records from the nursing home where my loved one was injured?

If your loved one was injured in the nursing home that was caring for them, one of your first steps should be to request their medical records. It can be difficult to know how to obtain medical records from a nursing home, which is why we’re here to help. The experienced Chicago nursing home abuse…

Can Nursing Homes Overmedicate Residents?

We depend on nursing homes and nursing home staff to adequately care for our loved ones when we are no longer able to do so. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is not uncommon in Illinois. One form of nursing home abuse is the overmedication of residents. There are a variety of reasons that a nursing home…

What Is Elder Abuse and Neglect?

Data available from the National Council on Aging Shows that approximately one out of every ten people over the age of 60 experience some form of elder abuse each year in the United States. This is an alarming statistic. The abuse of some of the most vulnerable people in our society should never occur. Unfortunately,…

Is an Assisted Living Home Better than a Long-term Care Facility?

  Question: Is an Assisted Living home better than a long-term care facility?

There’s Nothing Acceptable About Bed Sores

  Question: Is it a ‘given’ that bedsores just come with the territory for nursing home patients?

Will Medicare Cover My Father’s Nursing Home Care After an Injury?

  Question: My father fell and broke his hip and he needs nursing home care. I was told that he will be provided 100 days of Medicare coverage, is this correct?

Will Medicare Cover My Mother’s Necessary Nursing Home Stay?

  Question: My  mother is in the hospital and I was told she will need to stay at a nursing home before returning home. Will Medicare pay for her visit?