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Putting a Stop to Elder Abuse by Generating Awareness

Nursing Home Blog

Elder abuse is a serious problem in the United States. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 out of every 10 Americans ages 60 and older has experienced some sort of elder abuse, with estimates as high as 5 million older adults being abused every single year. Many instances of abuse go unreported because the…

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Spreading Valentine’s Day Love to the Elderly

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you probably already have plans to give your significant other beautiful roses, chocolates, and a great dinner. But don’t forget, this day is to express love to all who hold a special place in your heart – including your elderly loved ones. This year, consider making Valentine's Day a…

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Regulators Aim To Prohibit Social Media Abuse In Nursing Homes

Elder Abuse

Social media has created a digital realm that allows users to easily connect with one another and express themselves by sharing pictures and videos for the world to see. On the other hand, social media has caused several issues in nursing homes as caregivers have used their phones to exploit the vulnerable, elderly population. Find…

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How to Treat Elderly Depression Naturally

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When it comes to depression, it is not an issue that just affects young people or middle-aged adults. About 6 million elderly, age 65 and older, are affected by depression in the United States. Stressful life issues can bring these feelings to the forefront. Whether the elder has  recently lost a loved one, has been diagnosed with…

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Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Social Media

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Every nursing home resident deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. It's shocking to think that nursing home staff would mentally abuse their patients by exposing them to public humiliation. Yet that is exactly what happened in at least several dozen incidents over the last few years where staff took pictures and videos of…

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How Caregivers Can Keep Seniors Safe This Holiday Season

Nursing Home Blog

Taking care of a senior during the holiday season requires extra vigilance and attention on your part. Celebrations call for fireplaces, lit candles, electric lights outside the house and more electric lights inside for tree decoration. Buoyed by the festivities, seniors may try to do more activity than they can handle, which can lead to…

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