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Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

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Getting Old is Inevitable but Elder Abuse is Not

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Trusting the care of an elderly loved one into the hands of a nursing home is not an easy decision for families. Nevertheless, families make these decisions and expect their loved ones will be safe and healthy in these nursing homes. Sadly, nursing homes do not always meet this expectation. All too often there… Read More »

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Consulate Health Care Faces Scrutiny in Florida

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Consulate Health Care owns a tenth of Florida’s nursing homes. In Hillsborough County they run multiple care centers. There are another 67 locations in other cities throughout the state. Recently, Consulate Health Care has come under scrutiny for both defrauding the government and for poor handling of coronavirus. Fraud For Providing Unnecessary Medical Treatments… Read More »

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Determining Abuse Without Visiting the Nursing Home

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

ABC10 News spoke with a California State Long-Term Ombudsman, Joseph Rodrigues, in June regarding the recent drop in elder abuse reports this spring. According to Rodrigues, reports of elderly abuse have gone down substantially since the start of the pandemic. He said they received 603 reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation in February. In… Read More »

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‘I Want to Be With Her.’ When Covid Closed Nursing Homes, One Husband Moved In

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

By | Photographs by Andrea Bruce for The Wall Street Journal Aug. 21, 2020 11:47 am ET When nursing homes began barring visitors to keep the coronavirus out, Jack Eccles decided to move in. To read full article, click here

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Heat-Related Illnesses in Nursing Homes

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

U.S. Climate Data reports that the average high temperature for Tampa in the summer is 90 degrees fahrenheit. With some days being cooler, there are also summer days in Tampa where it approaches 100 degrees outside. It is wonderful for nursing home patients to enjoy time outdoors throughout the day, but in the summer… Read More »

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Study: Nursing Home Residents Not Protected From Antipsychotic Drugs Under Trump

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Enforcement of rules protecting nursing home residents from antipsychotic drugs has declined during the Trump administration, according to a new report. Almost 300,000 nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs each week, even though most have no psychosis to justify it. But since the beginning of the Trump administration, nursing homes have rarely paid… Read More »

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Paying Attention For Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

COVID-19 is affecting all areas of the economy. From the airline industry to long-term care facilities, no types of business seem to be immune. And this may have an effect on the quality of care that your loved one is receiving. According to Senior Housing News, analysts are predicting a one to five percent… Read More »

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Medicaid Discrimination in Nursing Homes

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

Family Assets reported that two-thirds of all Florida residents in nursing homes pay for their care through Medicaid. Not all nursing homes have to be certified Medicaid nursing facilities, but many do offer rooms to Medicaid patients because it is a steady source of income. According to Genworth, the average 2019 monthly rate for… Read More »

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Head Injuries Caused By Nursing Home Abuse

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

According to an article published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for adults over the age of 65. Traumatic brain injuries can have long term health consequences, particularly for elderly patients. Unfortunately, Industrial Safety and Hygiene News reports that up to 75 percent of… Read More »

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Dangers of a Fractured Hip Among Elderly

By Goudie & Kohn, P.A. |

For most people, tripping and falling is not a big deal. We may wake up sore the next day or suffer a minor scrape or bruise on our hand, but a trip and fall is generally something that the average adult heals from in a relatively quick amount of time. Of course, even young… Read More »

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