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March 30th is designated as National Doctor’s Day, and it’s meant to bring attention to the role physicians play in our lives. They’re especially important to those living in Maryland’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities who need more attention because of their health conditions and age.

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February 17 is National Caregivers Day, a day to remember and honor all those who care for people who are too disabled by age, disease or physical condition to care for themselves. In addition to professionals (who are paid not nearly enough in most cases), there are the friends, family members and relatives across Maryland who make life livable for those truly in need.

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I became a lawyer to help people; now I help those who truly need it, victims of abuse and neglect by Maryland nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
I feel honored when someone decides that I’m the right attorney for them, and I understand that this is a very serious responsibility.

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To avoid nursing home abuse and neglect you should take steps to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible and avoid becoming a nursing home resident. Many residents were discharged from hospitals after treatment for diseases or injuries and sent to Maryland nursing homes because they couldn’t safely be discharged back home. A large number of the elderly are in nursing homes due to injuries from falls.

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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…)

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