You've heard the statistic: up to 70% of all Social Security Disability applications are denied the first time around. At first glance, it seems unfair. Doesn't Social Security Disability exist to help people who can't work because of an injury or illness? Don't Social Security taxes come out of your paycheck every pay period? How can the Social Security Administration do this to a hardworking American?
Putting a loved one in a nursing home for long-term or end-of-life care is a heart wrenching decision even under the best of circumstances.You want to make sure your loved one receives the best care possible, and yet you don't know, exactly, what to expect. Your choice of facility may be limited by insurance requirements or financial concerns, or you may not be able to keep as close an eye on things as you would like. Even though you want to trust that the facility you choose will provide the best, most attentive care at all times, the fact is that some nursing homes fall short of expectations. How do you recognize the signs of negligence in a nursing home?