As the population of the United States gets older and older, more and more people end up in nursing homes. In fact, the population of the elderly in nursing homes is soaring. Although the abuse and mistreatment of elderly people in nursing homes is appalling, it does occur and litigation cases for this type of civil and criminal wrong are on the rise. Not only that, these cases are usually amounting to million dollar rewards in our court system.
This book is how to go about conducting such investigations and a chance for you to learn about and develop a new area of private investigation that is definitely on the rise. New and revised with added chapters
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Understanding Caregivers
2. Understanding What Went Wrong
3. Background Checks - Do They Really Work?
4. What is Nursing Home Abuse?
5. The Differences Between Abuse and Neglect
6. Why Nursing Homes Are Getting Sued.
7. Case Examples of Abuse
8. How to Approach the Investigation
9. How to Conduct the Investigation
10. Conducting the Interviews
11. Common Denominators in Abuse
12. Job Descriptions
13. Common Medical Terminology
14. Medical Charts
15. An Overview of Nursing
16. State Agencies
17. Investigating on Behalf of Nursing Homes
18. Abuse at Its Worse
19. Financial Abuse
20. Adult Daycare Centers
21. Selecting a Facility
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