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Class-action lawsuit filed against largest senior assisted living company in the US
Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Four families of nursing home residents mounted a federal class-action lawsuit last week against Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and its facilities for elder financial abuse, fraud and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company is accused of prioritizing profits over care for elders with physical disabilities and dementia. The families filing the lawsuit have […]

Drivers – Secure Your Coupling Devices and Loads, and Allow for Increased Reaction Time as You Age
Thursday, July 13th, 2017

D’Amore Law Group, P.C. is frequently contacted following serious and tragic motor vehicle crashes. One such case that we are currently working on involves the death of our client’s husband and injuries she suffered due to a high-speed motor vehicle crash. Our client was travelling in the middle lane on a highway when a police […]

Oregon elder abuse claims growing
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

An Oregon study of elder abuse finds most abuse is financial and involves family or a caregiver; many of the elderly victims lived alone.

Oregon to provide data on norovirus in nursing homes
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Norovirus has infected 23,000 residents in Oregon nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the past decade. The Oregon Health Authority is scheduled to name the facilities…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an elderly, vulnerable adult.

Generation Commute
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

More car accidents? Self-driving cars? How baby boomers retiring will affect commuting and road safety in the United States

Older drivers at risk on the roads
Friday, August 31st, 2012

A recent car accident involving a very elderly man backing his car into a crowd of people, seriously injuring 4 children, has put a national spotlight on the issue of elderly drivers. By 2030, nearly 20% of the drivers on the road will be over the age of 65. Driver’s problems begin when cognitive or physical abilities […]

Why nursing home residents can’t get a fair trial
Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.

Sapovirus discovered in nursing homes
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Norovirus infections have hit hard in nursing homes recently, but new research suggests a related virus is also causing big problems.  Sapovirus has been identified by health researchers in Oregon: it may be more common than previously thought and it’s on the rise in nursing homes and long-term care centers. A new study shows 66 […]

Norovirus hits Oregon nursing homes
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

An Ashland, Oregon nursing home has reported a suspected outbreak of norovirus among staff and residents. Linda Vista in Jackson County has notified the Oregon Department of Health, but is downplaying the incident, according to Ashland Daily Tidings. Clatsop County’s Public Health Department is also investigating claims of norovirus in local elder care facilities. Norovirus […]