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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

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

What Families Need to Know About Elder Abuse and Coronavirus

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) has begun to sweep across the nation and the federal government has declared it a national emergency. Nursing home and assisted living facility residents are particularly vulnerable to suffering fatal pneumonia from COVID-19. Long term care facilities in … Continue reading

How Do I Report Elder Abuse in California?

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Elders and dependent adults represent an especially vulnerable group of people. This is because physical and mental limitations often make elderly and dependent individuals a target for abuse. Elder abuse can come in many forms, sometimes at the hands of … Continue reading

Who Can Sue for Elder Abuse or Neglect?

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Who Can Sue for Elder Abuse or Neglect? In California, the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act protects elderly residents who are 65 years of age or older, as well as dependent adults between the ages of … Continue reading

Dehydration & Malnutrition: Evidence of Nursing Home Neglect

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When you leave a loved one in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you should be able to trust that the staff will take care of them. This includes assuming that staff will provide and track basic care … Continue reading

Attorney Kirsten Fish of Needham Kepner & Fish LLP to Present at CAOC Sonoma Travel Seminar

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On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Needham Kepner & Fish LLP’s Kirsten Fish will present at The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Travel Seminar at Fairmont Mission Sonoma Inn & Spa. Hosted by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Sonoma Travel … Continue reading

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