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Sweeney Law FirmReporting Nursing Home Abuse and MistreatmentReporting Nursing Home Abuse and Mistreatment in Indiana Indiana nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment and quality care. However, it is far too common that loved ones are the victims of nursing home abuse, nursing home neglecSweeney Law FirmResident Rights | Fort Wayne Elder Abuse LawyersA primary intent of federal regulations is to protect and promote the rights of residents to enhance their quality of life. It is a mandated obligation of nursing facilities to apprise residents of their rights; these require that residents be notifiedSweeney Law FirmRheumatologistsRheumatologists are doctors with expanded knowledge of diseases and afflictions that affect primarily the joints and musculoskeletal components (including connective tissue and soft tissue) causing pain and inflammation. A patient with any of the followinSweeney Law FirmRole of Restorative NursingMany nursing homes have restorative nursing programs designed to ensure each resident will maintain the functional gains made in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Sweeney Law FirmRole of the Nursing Home AdministratorThe role of the nursing home administrator is to supervise, plan, develop, monitor and maintain appropriate standards of care throughout all departments in the nursing home. The nursing home administrator must have effective communication, leadership, Sweeney Law FirmSalmonella Poisoning  Salmonella poisoning, or salmonellosis is an infection caused by salmonella bacteria and is the most common type of food poisoning. Symptoms of salmonellosis set in about 12 to 72 hours after a person has come in contact with the bacteria. The infectionSweeney Law FirmScreening of StaffNursing homes are responsible for screening applicants for a history of abusive behaviors prior to hire. They cannot employ individuals found guilty of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents. They also cannot employ those individuals with a findSweeney Law FirmSepsisWhat is sepsis? Sepsis is a life-threatening illness in which the immune system has developed an increased response to infection. The illness causes blood changes, which can lead to loss of blood flow to major organs, resulting in organ damage. Sepsis Sweeney Law FirmSexual Assault and Molestation in Nursing Homes: Know Your RightsNo one wants to think about sexual abuse in nursing homes. We all want to think when we place a vulnerable loved one into a nursing home for care, that we are doing the best thing for them. In many cases, a nursing home is the safest and best living...Sweeney Law FirmShoulder DystociaShoulder Dystocia, also known as stuck shoulder, occurs during labor and delivery when the baby's shoulder is trapped behind the mother's pubic bone (which is the most common) or when the shoulder becomes trapped in the hollow of the mother's tailbone. St