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How Do You Get a Nursing Home Incident Report?

How Do You Get a Nursing Home Incident Report?

When the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) conducts a nursing home inspection or investigation, the results are available to the public. Names will be redacted. Our Greenville nursing home abuse lawyer can help you get a copy of the nursing home’s internal incident report as part of formal legal proceedings. In addition, …

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What is an Ombudsman’s Role in a Nursing Home?

What is an Ombudsman’s Role in a Nursing Home?

The South Carolina Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates more than 8,000 nursing home complaints each year. In a nursing home, it’s the Ombudsman’s role to promote the quality of life of residents. That may mean broad activities like informational outreach. It can also mean helping residents with individual problems, including abuse and neglect. Greenville nursing home …

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When Is a Medication Error a Case of Nursing Home Abuse?

When Is a Medication Error a Case of Nursing Home Abuse?

Most nursing home residents take medication (HHS, Medication Use). Not only do they depend on their prescriptions, but their medication regimens often consist of several drugs. Nursing home residents may become victims of medication errors. These errors may amount to nursing home abuse and neglect. Lawyer Robert “Bobby” Jones explains medication errors and when it …

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Unexplained Bruising in Elderly Nursing Home Patients

Unexplained Bruising in Elderly Nursing Home Patients

The elderly are especially susceptible to bruising. Nursing home patients and their families need to know how to evaluate bruising for potential abuse. When is bruising in the elderly normal, and when is it cause for concern? Lawyer Robert “Bobby” Jones of Bobby Jones Law explains unexplained bruising in elderly nursing home patients, and invites …

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