Skaug Law - February 2020

Fighting for Those Who Can’t Fight for Themselves Let Skaug Law Handle Your Nursing Home Abuse Case

it, but if you feel like something is wrong, trust your gut. If you think your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 and move them to a different facility. Talk to the facility’s administration staff, as well. They’ll probably have some sort of grievance resolution process you can follow. FILE A COMPLAINT AND GATHER EVIDENCE. If you don’t think the elder care staff responded appropriately to your claims of abuse, now is the time to take matters into your own hands. File a complaint with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare or another relevant administrative entity. Then, keep track of all medical reports, accident reports, and photographs of injuries you might have. These documents will be an important part of your case later on. TALK TO AN ASSISTED LIVING ABUSE ATTORNEY. Legal battles with nursing homes can be long and exhausting, which is why you should keep in contact with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney throughout the process. The attorneys at Skaug Law are well- acquainted with the legal process of getting justice for the most fragile members of our society. If you ever find yourself fighting to protect your elderly loved ones in court, give our office a call at (208) 466-0030.

If you have elderly loved ones in an assisted living facility, you should know they have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to know their financial situation, and to be informed about their medical condition, among other things. Sadly, elder care providers don’t always uphold the rights of the people they’re supposed to be taking care of, and abuse in assisted living facilities is far more common than it should be. If you suspect that your loved one is facing abuse at the hands of retirement home staff, here are a few things you should do. TALK WITH YOUR LOVED ONE AND THE FACILITY’S STAFF. Ask your loved ones if they feel like they’ve been threatened, exploited, or otherwise mistreated. They might not feel comfortable talking about

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• 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 8 oz cooked linguine • 1/4 cup parsley

• 4 tbsp butter • 4 tbsp olive oil • 1 tbsp minced garlic • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/2 tsp oregano

Directions

1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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