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Understaffing at Nursing Homes Results in Decreased Care of Residents

The Omicron strain of Covid 19 is sweeping through our nursing homes. More than 40,000 nursing home residents tested positive for Covid-19 last week as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and almost 70,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported by nursing home staff members during the first week of January. Reportedly, 87%… Read More


How To Keep Our Loved Ones Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for visiting family and friends, and that does not exclude those who are in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Nursing homes are not always equipped with proper staffing, proper knowledge, or proper procedures to ensure the absolute safety of their residents. When visiting a loved one in one… Read More


Should You be Concerned About Nursing Home Abuse?

If your loved one is in a nursing home facility, an article from the Los Angeles Times details why it is appropriate to be concerned or alarmed. According to the article, there have been hundreds of nursing homes with a consistent record of low-quality care that has continued to be kept secret by government authorities. Senior… Read More


Nursing Home Abuse – An Unacceptable Issue

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become a huge issue amongst facilities in the United States, particularly sexual abuse. In fact, in 2017, the federal government cited more than 1,000 nursing homes for failing to prevent cases of sexual abuse. Individuals recognize that this is an unacceptable issue, and now they want to see changes in… Read More


Spiros Law Senior Associate Patricia Gifford Interviewed on WIVR “River Country” and WVLI “The Valley”

Your browser does not support the audio element. Spiros Law Senior Associate Patricia Gifford was interviewed on WIVR “River Country” and WVLI “The Valley” in Kankakee this week. Listen to the interview (above) in which Patricia discusses the prevalence of nursing home abuse and what to do if you suspect a loved one has suffered abuse… Read More