Maryland’s Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) provides funds and services for those who are developmentally disabled but are able to live in group homes. It’s part of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH).
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Society’s acceptance of those who are lesbians, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) has improved over the years, but that improvement hasn’t been seen in every nursing home and assisted living facility. Many in this community fear they can’t be themselves if they need to move into a Maryland long-term care facility as they age.

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Lorien Health Systems is a locally run chain of ten nursing home and assisted living facilities located in four Maryland counties (Howard, Baltimore, Carroll and Harford). If you or a loved one suffered neglect or abuse at a Lorien facility we may be able to help.
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Some Maryland nursing homes are more concerned about their bottom line than the treatment of their residents. Many residents are discharged before they’re capable of caring for themselves or before they can be placed in an appropriate facility because they simply can’t pay for their care or Medicare payment stops.
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Wrongful death lawsuits can be very complex and highly emotional. If a loved one has died prematurely, his or her family members have been robbed of precious time together. A civil lawsuit can be brought in a Maryland court against the party responsible for the death through a negligent or intentional act .
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This month has been designated National Home Care & Hospice Month as well as National Long Term Care Awareness Month. If you or a loved one are receiving these services in Maryland, you understand how common they are and the number of people served. For the rest of us, November is a good time to think about how important these services are now and, given our aging population, how much more important they will be in the future.
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If a family member has died because of the negligence or intentional act of a Maryland nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home employee, your world has been turned upside down. As much as you may struggle through your loss, you should think about whether filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be the right thing to do for you and your family.
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Genesis HealthCare is the largest provider of nursing home and assisted living services in the country. Its website states it operates more than 500 facilities nationwide. The company calls itself “the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services from short-term to long-term and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services.” Though the company may consider itself a “leader,” the fact is that many of its nursing home residents needlessly suffer due to neglect by its staff.
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Virtually every nursing home in Maryland and across the country takes Medicare or Medicaid payments. The federal government has issued a rule stating that any facility which accepts this funding can’t force families into arbitration and prevent them from taking legal claims to court. Though a legal challenge by the nursing home industry may derail the rule, if it remains as is, it’s a major victory for nursing home residents and their families. (more…)

HCR Manorcare

September 28th, 2016 by Attorney Roger Weinberg

HCR Manorcare is one of the nation’s largest operators of nursing homes. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. If a loved one is being cared for by Manorcare and has suffered injuries due to neglect or abuse, we may be able to help. (more…)

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