Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Many of us have relatives and loved ones in nursing homes, and we trust they are being well cared for. Most of the time, nursing homes provide necessary resources, support and medical attention for our family members. But unfortunately, when patients are ignored or abused, the results can be devastating….

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How Good is Your Colorado Nursing Home?

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the federal government stated that it intends to change the way it measures nursing homes to make it more difficult for a facility to earn a four or five star rating. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created…

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What Legal Rights Do Nursing Home Residents in Colorado Have?

Colorado nursing home residents need to know their rights to safety in the care of others. Use this as a guide to the nursing home laws & resident rights in Colorado before moving into a nursing home. Please know that McDivitt Law Firm is here to fight for you and…

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

You may have a loved one currently residing in a nursing home—a place you have put your trust into to care responsibly for your family member.  Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home abuse and neglect occur, and when it does it is devastating not only to the victim, but…

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Bedsores: How to Prevent Them

Bedsores, or pressure sores, are injuries affecting a person’s skin and the underlying tissue. They occur when there is prolonged pressure to the skin, creating a rash which can progress to something much worse. They usually occur over a bony area such as your heels, sacrum, hips, elbows, or ankles….

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