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Archive for the ‘Nursing Home Abuse’ Topic

Families of Elderly in Illinois May Soon Have Extra Peace of Mind

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
When loved ones have to make the difficult decision to place an elderly family member in the care of a nursing home, they do so with an incredible amount of trust. Trust that the nursing facility staff will treat their family member with dignity, respect and the appropriate level of supportive care. The sad reality is that too many elderly patients are the victims of abuse at the hands of their caregivers and the families of those patients are often unaware or feel helpless to do something about ... Read More

Nursing home quality scores drop in new federal ratings

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
Last week, USA today published an article alerting us to an oncoming nursing home crisis: while the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid have significantly raised the standards by which facilities are evaluated, more than a third are receiving lower overall scores. Additionally, as a result of the changes, 61 percent of all the nursing homes received lower quality-of-care scores, due in large part to lack of accountability. Though the stricter means of evaluation are intended to hold nursing home ... Read More

Your Money or Your Wife: Guardianship lawsuits by New York nursing homes is the latest Elder Care nightmare

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
A recent article in the New York Times  has alerted the nation to a new terrifying risk of aging: The power of attorney bestowed upon family and friends in the event of your incapacitation could be challenged by your elder care facility. A study by Hunter College found that in the last decade, an escalating number of New York nursing homes have been leveraging a guardianship law designed to protect Medicare patients (known as the Article 81 Mental Hygiene Law) to bully families into settling ... Read More

Challenging Ill. Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner on Nursing Home Care Reform

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Romanucci & Blandin
Mary Mims has filed a lawsuit against Alden Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on the city’s South Side for the wrongful death of her 36-year-old daughter, Letasha Mims, who was neglected and abused for nearly two years while a resident at the aforesaid facility. When family members send their loved ones to nursing homes, they have every right to believe their loved ones are safe. Tragically, it is evident that this has not been the case at Alden Wentworth. [caption id="attachm ... Read More

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and The Center for Public Integrity Uncover Major Disparities in Nursing Home Care

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Romanucci & Blandin
Personal Injury Law Firm Files Civil Lawsuit on Behalf of Mary Mims Alleging Wrongful Death Against Chicago Nursing Home Care Facility CHICAGO – (Nov. 19, 2014) Attorneys for private citizen, Mary Mims, announced the filing of a civil lawsuit against Chicago-based Alden Wentworth Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Inc. and its liability company for negligence and wrongful death of 36-year-old Chicago resident Letasha Mims, daughter of Mary Mims. The lawsuit reflects the findings by The C ... Read More

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