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Elopement

What is elopement? For many of us, the only time we’ve ever heard the term “elope” is in connection with a very happy event, when two people who are in love decide to go off and get married. Eloping often refers to traveling some pl… Read More

Bedford nursing home resident dies after apparently wandering outside, slipping on ice

A 92-year-old woman has died after authorities say she apparently wandered outside of the Bedford nursing home she was living in and fell down in the cold elements. According to a police report, nurses from Woodside Senior Living on Rockside Road loc… Read More

Nursing home resident threatens to shoot neighbor: Parma Heights Police Blotter

On Dec. 14, police were dispatched to Greenbriar Nursing Home regarding a threat call from the Pearl Road facility. An arriving officer talked to the caller, who said a male resident had threatened to shoot a woman who also lives at the nursing home.… Read More

Many nursing homes are poorly staffed. How do they get away with it?

Regulators have allowed thousands of nursing homes across America to flout federal staffing rules by going an entire day and night without a registered nurse on duty, a USA TODAY investigation has found. Nearly all of them got away with it: Only 4% w… Read More

Missing assisted living facility resident found dead outside; caregivers respond

An 82-year-old woman reported missing from her assisted living facility on Tuesday, Nov. 8, was found dead in a wooded area behind the facility. Joan L. Meredith, 82, was a resident at The Merriman, an assisted living and skilled nursing care facilit… Read More

Missing Ohio nursing home resident found dead outside

An 82-year-old woman reported missing from her nursing home on Tuesday, Nov. 8, was found dead in a wooded area behind the facility. Joan L. Meredith, 82, was a resident of The Merriman, an assisted living and skilled nursing care facility at 209 Mer… Read More

Family wants answers after resident found dead in woods behind Akron assisted living facility

An 82-year-old resident of an Akron assisted living and nursing care facility was found dead from hypothermia in a wooded area behind the building Tuesday morning, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner. Joan Meredith had dementia and her de… Read More

Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Cases

The Dickson Firm is committed to each of its clients as well as to the long term pursuit of nursing home cases for the benefit of nursing home residents throughout the State of Ohio. Unfortunately, there is no financial incentive for nursing homes to… Read More

Bed Sores

Is someone you love in a nursing home? Have you recently found out that they have a bed sore? There are various names for skin breakdown used in nursing homes. Skin breakdown can be referred to as a bed sore, or a decubitus ulcer, or a pressure sore,… Read More

Nursing Home Residents Should Feel Safe and Be Safe

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Tiara Lynn Ford, 23 years old, was arrested for raping elderly dementia patients at The Inn at University Village in Massillon, Ohio where she worked as a state-tested nurse’s aide. While there are many state-tested… Read More