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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 »

Task Force Report Shows Growing Rates of Maine Elder Abuse

Elderly woman sitting next to Christmas tree

The Task Force on Financial Crimes Against the Elderly estimates that roughly 30,000 seniors are subject to elder abuse in Maine. Spearheaded by Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, the task force presented a lengthy report along with recommendations to help address this growing problem at a recent State House news conference. According to the district attorney… 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 »

Holidays With Aging Parents – Signs Moms and Dad Need Help

Elderly woman sitting next to Christmas tree

The holidays give busy families a much-needed opportunity to pause and spend quality time together. For adult children with aging parents,  the holidays also provide a golden opportunity to assess how well their elderly parents are managing the routine tasks of daily living. Whether your elderly loved one resides at home or in a Maine… Read more »