Archive | September, 2011

The Dangers of Understaffing a Nursing Home

September 30, 2011

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The following article is being republished on this blog with the permission of the author, Attorney Mark Kosieradzki:  Understaffing a nursing home puts patients at risk, yet some homes’ corporate owners do it knowingly to boost profits. To uncover evidence of this dangerous and often deadly corporate policy, begin your search with the nursing home’s records. If […]

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Three Wrong Attitudes Towards Texting and Driving

September 30, 2011

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Introduction The following article mentions texting only but can also pertain to cell phone use and other distractions while driving.   It is mainly directed at the teenage and 20-something old age group because this is the group with the highest percentage of distracted drivers.  Studies show that the younger generation is more apt to include risk takers […]

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Malnutrition in Ohio Nursing Homes

September 28, 2011

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Nutritional well-being is an important part of the healthy aging process, and the central, core issue in the health of Ohio nursing home patients. Unfortunately, malnutrition and other dietary problems in Ohio nursing home patients is a painful reality. According to a recent study by the Commonwealth Fund, 35% to 85% of nursing home patients suffer from undernourishment. This […]

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Post-Judgment Modification of Child Custody, Child Visitation, and Shared Parenting Orders

September 28, 2011

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Sometimes, an agreement or court order reached during a divorce that seemed great at the time, no longer meets the needs of both parties. If this is the situation you find yourself in, you do have options. An experienced family law attorney can help you explore your options for post decree modification of spousal support, […]

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Changing Child Support in Ohio Because You Lost Your Job

September 28, 2011

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If you have been ordered to pay child support by an Ohio Court and you have lost your job or been laid off, you are probably worried about how you will pay for your child support obligation. The worst thing you can do is to do nothing. The Court will modify your child support based […]

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Food in Ohio Nursing Homes

September 28, 2011

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Food complaints are among the most common complaints in Ohio nursing homes. Patients look to food for comfort throughout the day, and can easily made to be feel distressed if the food situation is not right. Ohio nursing home patients rely on their care providers to give them the best possible food. But there are […]

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Preventing Dog Bites in Ohio

September 23, 2011

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Dog bites are a serious problem.  Whether a nip, scratch, or bite, a dog attack can cause serious physical and mental injury to the dog-bite victim.  Although anyone can be bitten, the number of recorded dog bite injuries is significantly higher in children than adults.  The elderly and home service providers such as mail carriers […]

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Misuse and Overuse of Drugs and Medications in Nursing Homes

September 12, 2011

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A California nursing home is being sued for allegedly over-drugging a patient in order to receive that patient’s Social Security payments. A patient named Martha Davis has filed suit against the Country Villa of Seal Beach, alleging that the institution had given her the psychotropic (mind-altering) drug Ativan without a prescription, in order to get […]

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Selecting the Right Ohio Nursing Home Care Facility

September 8, 2011

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Seeking nursing home care for a loved one is possibly one of the most anguishing decisions a family will make.  Family members can be overwrought with a turmoil of mixed emotions ranging from guilt because they are no longer able to care for their cherished one, to anxiety concerning the quality of care that their […]

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Ohio?

September 8, 2011

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How long should my divorce take me? It seems like a simple question, but there are many variables in the length of time that it takes between the time that you begin a divorce or dissolution and the time that the final order is signed by the judge and your divorce is final. To begin […]

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