Category Archives: Nursing Home
New Law Permits Nursing Home Monitoring Devices
According to AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo, public health officials in Illinois receive about 19,000 complaints each year from residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Throughout the past year, the state legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner officially took a stand against nursing home negligence and abuse by passing a measure designed to protect some of Illinois’ most at-risk residents. Beginning in 2016, IllinoisContinue reading
Be Wary of Nursing Home Financial Responsibility Contracts
As you look to provide care for an aging parent or other loved one, there are many factors to consider. Should your parent remain at home? Does he or she require a full-time caregiver? Would a nursing facility or senior living center be a better option? Is there one nearby that you can trust? Of course, beyond the personal or health care questions, there isContinue reading
Can Adult Children Be Held Responsible for Nursing Home Costs?
As the average life expectancy in this country increases, one of the most difficult decisions that many adult children are faced with is placing their elderly parents in nursing homes. A recent ruling by the Ohio Court of Appeals reaffirms the importance of families consulting with elder law attorneys when making decisions that involve an older family member’s future and long-term care. The decision to place aContinue reading