Yearly Archives: 2015

Please sign petition to ban Forced Arbitration Clause from Nursing Home Contracts

Many consumers are not aware that nursing home admission contracts may include binding arbitration clauses hidden in the fine print.  These forced or mandatory arbitration clauses take away residents’ constitutional rights to file claims of nursing home neglect, abuse or other misconduct. The arbitration firms may be selected by the nursing home industry, which can further undermine […]

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October is Residents’ Rights Month

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (also called The Consumer Voice) has  designated a number of events to honor and promote issues regarding seniors and other living in long-term care situations. Residents’ Rights Month is celebrated in October, and applies to all residents living in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, assisted living, and retirement […]

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June is Alzheimers’ and Brain Awareness Month

During the month of June, The Alzheimer’s Association urges everyone to “shine a purple light” for people dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Increasing awareness of the vast number of people that are (and likely will be) affected by dementia and Alzheimers’ diseases helps in a number of ways.  Bringing these conditions to the forefront, without […]

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Happy Fathers Day from Rosen & Spears

Rosen & Spears, Attorneys at Law, wish a happy day to all fathers and their loved ones. We send our honor and gratitude to fathers, past and present on this day. ********************************************************************* Rosen & Spears, Attorneys at Law, is a plaintiff law firm, working to protect seniors and others through the areas of nursing home […]

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Caring for Aging Parents

Dementia and other health changes among the elderly are confusing, both for the patient, and also for their family and friends. Caring for aging loved ones can be demanding and can take a toll on one’s health and well-being.  As our senior population continues to grow, it is important to consider how to manage the […]

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Use and Overuse of Antipsychotic Medications for Dementia

The overuse of antipsychotic drugs to treat dementia is the subject of a recent federal study.  In the nursing home setting, these drugs are sometimes prescribed to calm disruptive behaviors that dementia causes some residents to display.  This study correlates use of antipsychotic medication with an increased risk of death.  Also a consideration is the […]

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