Seniors Vulnerable to Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes

Rape and molestation are criminal offenses that create an enormous amount of pain and suffering for victims. Individuals and facilities can also be held liable under civil law for these assaults. Each year, it is estimated that 83% of sexual assaults perpetrated against seniors occur in nursing facilities. The most recent case in Illinois involves Channing Butler who… Continue reading Seniors Vulnerable to Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes

Age Discrimination in the Workforce

Older workers have experience and qualifications that make them valuable assets to the companies they work for. It also makes them more expensive to hire and retain. As a result, companies sometimes opt to remove these employees from their payroll in order to save money. In 2006, there were 23,000 charges of age discrimination filed with the… Continue reading Age Discrimination in the Workforce

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5 of the most dangerous motorcycle accidents

In Illinois, the warmer months of the year are ideal for motorcycle enthusiasts, and rising gas prices increase the incentive to hit the road on two wheels instead of four. The months between May and September are typically the best for riding. With more riders on the road, crash statistics rise, too. According to information… Continue reading 5 of the most dangerous motorcycle accidents

Tips on protecting your loved one from nursing home abuse

For many reasons, some families in the Chicago area are forced to make the difficult decision to place their elderly loved ones in a nursing home. Quite often, however, these families are faced with devastation when they learn that their family member has become the victim of nursing home abuse. This occurs when a caregiver’s… Continue reading Tips on protecting your loved one from nursing home abuse