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Nursing Home Negligence

When we place our elderly loved ones in someone else’s care, medical professionals, and trained staff, we expect them to be safe and cared for. When the staff neglect those in their care, putting them at risk, and at worst, causing their death, justice needs to be done. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our…

If you have made the choice to place your loved one in a nursing home, we understand that you make this decision because that is where your loved one can receive the best care. However, instances of nursing home abuse are not uncommon. Abuses that occur in nursing homes are abhorrent, but family members often…

Nursing home abuse is absolutely abhorrent, and you should never have to worry about whether or not your loved one is being abused at the facility they reside in. Unfortunately, there are times when abuse does occur. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many people thinking about the safety of nursing homes. Not all assisted…

The last few months have been an emotional rollercoaster for most people in this country. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the US, hundreds of thousands of people have become ill, and many have died. We mourn the losses, while also celebrating the recoveries. Importantly, we want to keep our loved ones safe. Today,…

As coronavirus continues to gain a foothold in Massachusetts and the rest of the United States, there are many questions about safety, particularly for those residing in nursing homes. Here, the team at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. wants to bring you information concerning Covid-19 and how it could impact your loved ones who reside…

As the elderly population in the United States continues to rise, so too will the number of nursing home negligence and abuse cases. The graph below shows the growing number of people 65 and older living in the United States and forecasts a steeper increase until 2050. By 2050, nearly 25 percent of the population…

Planning long-term care for an aging loved one is a stressful, anxiety-fueled experience. Unfortunately, worrying has only just begun once the facility has been chosen. New Hampshire’s well-documented Nursing Home crisis is a microcosm of America’s long-term healthcare problem. Aside from regularly seeing the horrors of nursing home neglect in my practice, it has become…

TO AVOID NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE, KNOW YOUR “RIGHTS” Making the decision to admit a loved one to a nursing home can be an agonizing experience. We are tempted to think of the care rendered by such facilities as impersonal and vastly inferior to that which we would provide to our loved one at home. This is…

The National Center on Elder Abuse has come out with their most recent statistics and the results are truly staggering. It begins by acknowledging that the “Boomer Generation” effect will continue for decades and predicts that between 2012 and 2050, the United States will experience considerable growth in its older population. In fact, by 2050,…

A substantial portion of our clients are seniors who have unfortunately been neglected or abused while living as patients in a nursing home. While the resulting harm may prove to be the same, there is a stark difference between the concepts of “negligence” and “abuse” in a nursing home setting. Nursing home staff members are…