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How to Prevent Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

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Below, our San Jose elder abuse lawyers explain a few ways to help prevent elder abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Understanding Elder Abuse Risk Factors in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities In order to understand how … Continue reading

How to Recognize the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

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The signs of nursing home abuse are not always obvious, especially given the nature of nursing home care. It is important to know how to recognize the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect, so that you can take action … Continue reading

5 Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips to Follow

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At Needham, Kepner & Fish LLP, we want our clients to have a safe Labor Day weekend with family and friends. We recommend using these five Labor Day weekend safety tips over this holiday weekend. Safety Tip 1: Do Not … Continue reading

What Is the Importance of Security in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities?

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If you are placing your loved-one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, make sure the security at the facility is excellent. These facilities must ensure that the premises are secured. If not, residents are at risk of elder … Continue reading

What Is the California Elder Abuse Statute of Limitations?

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In the state of California, the law holds anyone who cares for senior citizens in a nursing home or assisted-living center to a high standard. Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities must provide a high level of care for their patients … Continue reading

What Do I Do After a Motorcycle Accident in San Jose?

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If you suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident in San Jose or the surrounding Bay Area, you may not know what to do. In the days and weeks following the crash, you may find yourself dealing with serious injuries … Continue reading

3 Things to Remember as You Celebrate the 4th!

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The 4th of July is just around the corner. BBQs, parades, fireworks, friends, families and parties will be in abundance. As you celebrate Independence Day, remember to be smart, be mindful and drive defensively. Do not drink and drive, and … Continue reading

What Do I Look for When Hiring an Elder Abuse Lawyer?

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When faced with elder abuse and/or elder neglect, you need a legal team that provides you with knowledge, care and efficiency. We discuss three things to consider when hiring an elder abuse lawyer. #1: Experience in Elder Abuse Law You … Continue reading

Elder Abuse on Social Media: How Can I Protect My Loved One?

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The National Council on Aging (NCOA) estimates that one in 10 Americans aged 60 or older have experienced some type of elder abuse. Nursing home and assisted-living residents may become the victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of … Continue reading

Top 10 Signs of Financial Elder Abuse in California

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Financial elder abuse is one of the top types of elder abuse in the country. Over five million elderly residents currently reside in California alone. Elders may be easy targets for unscrupulous caregivers, family members and scam artists. Unfortunately, financial … Continue reading

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