Resource For Nursing Home Residents:

Resource For Nursing Home Residents: EveryBlock.comIf you’ve never heard of, you may want to check it out to find out what is going on in your city.  EveryBlock is a useful compilation of public records in: Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  You can search by zip code or address to find out news and topical information that is happening in your area.

A client who’s mother was assaulted by a nursing home worker forwarded me this site as a reminder of just how much crime occurs in nursing homes and retirement communities.  Most of this information never makes the news headlines, but to those who have loved ones in a nursing home this information will surely cause you to pause and think about their safety.

A review of EveryBlock revealed the following crimes occurring in Chicago Nursing Homes in January alone:

  • 7 death inquiries
  • 9 accidental injuries in nursing home
  • 24 reports of assault / battery occurring within a nursing home
  • 14 reports of a missing person from a nursing home
  • 1 report of a convicted sex offender living in a nursing home that failed to register
  • 6 reports of theft in nursing homes
  • 1 kidnapping from a nursing home
  • 3 reports of criminal sexual abuse
  • 2 reports of financial exploitation of the elderly

Am I the only one who finds the number of violent crimes occurring in an environment where we place our most fragile downright appalling?

For laws related to Illinois nursing homes, look here.

For laws related to New York nursing homes, look here.

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric