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April 2017 Archives

Beware of poor dental hygiene in nursing homes

When looking for signs of nursing home neglect, it's easy to focus on the big issues and miss the little things. You'll look for bedsores or unexplained bruises, for example, or you'll keep an eye out for mood changes. These things are very important, but some experts warn that you should also look out for the little things, like poor dental hygiene. These issues can lower a person's quality of life and may even lead you to larger problems.

Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment: Know the law

When you go into the hospital, you may decide that you want to have a Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or MOLST order. This order tells the doctors and nurses working with you what they should do if you suffer a life-threatening condition in their care.

Red flags you should look for when choosing a care facility

One of the hardest decisions you and your loved will ever have to make is choosing the right assisted living facility. There is no shortage of Florida nursing homes for you to choose from. But the wrong one can have serious consequences for your loved one's health.

Plea deal means former nurse isn't on sex offender registry

A 49-year-old man accused of committing a lewd act on a disabled patient will not spend any time in jail and will not have to register on the Florida Sex Offender Registry. The man was originally charged with lewd and lascivious molestation upon a disabled person, but pleaded no contest to committing an unnatural and lascivious act and battery -- both misdemeanor charges.

Take quick action when you suspect nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem for the elderly men and women who call these communities home. Sadly, there are people who obtain jobs in nursing homes just to prey on the vulnerable residents. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you should be aware that abuse does happen so that you can take swift action if you notice signs that something is wrong.

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