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What is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Posted by attorney Kenneth LaBore

Nursing Home Elder Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect of the elderly and vulnerable in nursing homes and other facilities occurs in many forms. Some types of abuse are obvious such as sexual or physical assault or financial exploitation. Others forms of abuse and neglect are less noticeable and are often the result of having fewer nursing staff and aides than are needed and required. Staffing and training issues lead to many forms of avoidable neglect such as: falls, pressure ulcers (bed-sores), medication errors, dehydration and malnourishment, urinary tract infections, unsupervised residents wandering or suffering burn injuries and a multitude of other problems.

Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore is dedicated to holding nursing homes accountable to the contracts they sign with the government / Medicare and Medicaid, as well as, with the families and residents to provide the: “highest quality of care practicable".

If you suspect abuse or neglect to any vulnerable adult, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health where you can file a confidential report protecting those unable to speak up for themselves.

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