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Know Your Rights and Protections in a Nursing Home

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According to the U.S. Government’s official site for Medicare, residents of Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing homes are granted certain rights and protections under both state and federal laws. These laws are designed to ensure that you get the services you need and the care you deserve. In fact, nursing homes are required to inform you […]

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Understanding the Four Categories of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse comes in four essential forms or categories. Getting the facts about them ahead of time can not only help you identify whether elder abuse is happening to someone you love, but also to prevent it from starting. These are the four categories of elder abuse and some information that will help you recognize […]

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Nursing Home Employees Using Social Media to Post Abusive Photos of Elderly Patients

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Employees of nursing homes across the U.S. have taken to social media venues, specifically Snapchat, to post photographs of elderly patients that are embarrassing, dehumanizing, and quite possibly in violation of the law. At the very least, these photos violate the patients’ rights to their personal privacy and dignity. In some instances, the photos and […]

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Four Important Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse can affect seniors physically, emotionally and financially, lowering their quality of life and increasing their risk of depression and other health-related issues. No matter what form abuse comes in, there are ways to stop it from happening. Family members, friends, neighbors, community members, caregivers and others should follow these tips to prevent elder […]

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