Nursing Home Roommate charged with Homicide

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Nursing Homes have a duty to protect its residents from harm and neglect. Family of a resident may file a lawsuit for civil damages.

Champaign County Approves Settlements for Nursing Home neglect

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Nursing Homes must follow State law and rules. They may be subject to damages for neglect and abuse. These settlements totaled over $1 million.

Nursing Home Abuse- What to Look For

Concerned about your loved ones in a nursing home?

Make sure to look for these signs regarding nursing home residents:

Poor personal hygiene. Many residents need help with using the restroom, bathing, brushing their teeth. Attentive caregivers will help with these needs.

Unsanitary living conditions. Residents are entitled to a safe and clean environment.

Nutrition problems. Residents should be given adequate food and water to maintain hydration and health.

Loss or lack of mobility. Caregivers should make sure that residents get adequate exercise and movement.

Unexplained injuries. Bruises, bedsores, and broken bones may be major signs of abuse and neglect.

Psychological issues. Fear of caregivers and depression can lead to serious health issues.

If you think your loved ones may be suffering from abuse and neglect, make sure to contact a nursing ombudsman or a lawyer who is familiar with Nursing Home laws.

Feel free to contact Central Illinois injury lawyers, Williams and Swee, at 309-827-4371.