Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers—Selection and Abuse Prevention

By Elder Law Attorney Lara Johnson Ensuring Responsible Care Nursing homes, whether called skilled nursing Homes, residential care homes, or assisted living centers, now rival restaurant chains as a growing presence on the American landscape. The increase in the number of facilities reflects the number of Americans needing some kind of long-term care. Approximately 1.6 […]

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Nursing Homes are Overmedicating Residents to Keep Them Docile

“Our elderly parents, grandparents, and other loved ones should be treated with the utmost respect, yet too many nursing homes are cited with abuses that we don’t know about like. This report from Human Rights Watch on overmedicating is horrendous,” said Attorney Lara Johnson who specialized in elder abuse cases and served on the Oregon […]

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Nursing Home Residents Sign Away Their Rights

When someone enters a nursing home or assisted living facility, there is a mountain of paper work to fill out. One includes a clause that waives the resident’s right to a jury if they suffer severe neglect, serious injuries, death or sexual and physical abuse.

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Improper Care Leads to Nursing Home Death

With more and more Oregonians living longer and with more serious health issues, nursing home neglect and abuse is an increasingly important issue. We recently helped the family of a 59-year old man who died following a short admission to a Memory Care Center.

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