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Helping Maine’s Seniors and Their Families Find Top-Quality Residential Care

Adult son out for a walk with his father, who has alzheimers disease.

It has been estimated that the total of Maine residents aged 85 and up will grow by approximately 90 percent by 2030. Clearly, this sizable segment of the population will place a heavy demand on the state’s long-term and residential nursing care resources which already serve a large number of the region’s seniors. However, when… Read more »

Tighter Nursing Home Controls Sought By Regulators

Care Worker Mistreating Elderly Man

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts public health commissioner announced an initiative aimed at substantially boosting oversight of nursing facilities across the state. The initiative would establish a specialized unit designed to make surprise inspections and impose financial sanctions on facilities found to have serious problems. Further, the plan calls for greater scrutiny and investigation of… Read more »

Should You File A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Related To Antibiotic Use?

Senior Woman Relaxing In Chair At Home With Pet Cat

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. The image of a stressed-out orderly striking an elderly person immediately comes to mind, but Maine elder abuse lawyers from Hardy, Wolf and Downing know it’s so much more than that. “The instances of beatings and physical abuse causing serious injury are less common,” Bill Hardy explains. “More often, harm… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Patients Face Dangers of Elder Abuse

Elderly woman sitting next to Christmas tree

The ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease on its victims are well-documented. The loss of memory, confusion and decreasing ability to carry out the functions of a normal, productive life are aspects of the condition sadly known to many. Another alarming facet of Alzheimer’s Disease and aging in general is the susceptibility to abuse and financial victimization… Read more »

New Legislation to Prevent Elder Abuse on the Horizon

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

The Maine elder abuse lawyers of Hardy, Wolf & Downing have made the fight against elder exploitation and abuse a top priority at their offices. Now, talk of additional legislation to protect seniors has made this team hopeful that seniors will have more financial protection from federal and state government. A chair on the Senate’s Special… Read more »