Nursing Home Information and Articles

The Dickson Firm is devoted to the rights of nursing home residents and their families navigating this phase of life. We write and share articles to raise awareness for nursing home neglect & abuse.

​Litigation Holds Nursing Homes and Insurance Companies Accountable For Elderly Abuse

Nursing homes are now big business. Extremely large corporations own and operate hundreds of nursing homes throughout the country. Corporate chains are anticipating a flood of baby boomers moving into their facilities over the next few years. Their m… Read More

Decubitus Ulcers

Decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers can develop when somebody is left in the same position too long and contact is being made with a portion of their body and a surface. If their circulation is cut off by the pressure, a pressure sore or bed sore can… Read More

Make a Complaint

Online Ohio Department of Health Complaints: Health Care Facilities and Nursing Homes By Email HCComplaints@odh.ohio.gov By Mail Ohio Department of Health Complaint Unit 246 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215 By Fax 614-564-2422 By Phone 1-800-342-… Read More

Keeping Your Loved One Safe

So, you have made the difficult decision to place someone you love in a nursing home. You are concerned that they are getting appropriate care. What can you do? Here are some tips to help you keep your loved one safe. Visit The Nursing Home Frequentl… Read More

Choosing a Nursing Home

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes Many Ohioans face the difficult decision of putting someone they love into a nursing home. If you have never been faced with this decision before you may find it very challenging to choose an appropriat… Read More

How to Prevent Falls at Home and in the Nursing Home

Injuries from accidental falls suffered by elderly individuals are a growing problem in Ohio and throughout the country. The cost of fall-related hospital treatment hit $645,000,000.00 in 2009 in the State of Ohio. About 63% of those falls involved h… Read More

What Can I Do Now That My Loved One is in a Nursing Home?

There are thousands of nursing homes throughout the United States. Most are funded through Medicare and Medicaid. These nursing homes are often understaffed. The residents of these nursing homes often receive poor care. If someone you love is a resid… Read More

What are Decubitus Ulcers?

How to Make a Complaint Against an Ohio Nursing Home

Nursing homes are regulated. Virtually all nursing homes in the state of Ohio receive funds from Medicare or Medicaid. As a result, they are overseen by the Ohio Department of Health. The Ohio Department of Health comes out approximately once a year… Read More

The Ohio Supreme Court has only considered two (2) cases that involved the rights of nursing home residents and I was involved in both cases.

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