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Improving Nursing Home Models: The New Nursing Home Movement

Written by: Stephen Garcia

The mental image most people have of the traditional “nursing home” is not always the most caring or comfortable place. In fact, it is usually downright institutional – closer to a hospital than to an actual home. Of course, elderly people in residential care facilities need to be fed, clothed, bathed, given their medication and […]


Steps Seniors Wish They Had Taken To Prepare for Elder Years

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Preparing for old age is a challenging prospect. You want to make wise choices, but it can be difficult to imagine what you will need or want in your later years from the vantage point of a younger adult. Many seniors express regrets about mistakes they made, and how they wish they had better prepared […]


What Your Loved One Can Do to Enhance Their Quality of Life

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Aging can be difficult, and many older people see both their health and their mental wellbeing decline as the years go by. Of course, the two are connected, although the link may not always seem obvious at first. Many seniors who get out of the habit of trying new activities and exercising regularly find it […]


Summer Warm Up and Heat-Related Elder Abuse

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Keeping elderly people safe and comfortable is a concern for caregivers all year round, but it becomes particularly important during those sweltering summer months. As the temperature starts to rise, everyone is at risk – especially older people whose mobility may be limited and whose bodies aren’t as adaptable to fluctuating temperatures. Older people may […]


5 Million Seniors Are Victims of Elder Abuse Every Year: How You Can Help

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Elderly people, like children, are among the most vulnerable subsections of society. They need more help, care, and respect than most, but all too often, what they receive instead is abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Shockingly, statistics indicate that an estimated 5 million elderly Americans are abused every year – and that number is likely far […]


Nursing Home Aide Convicted Of Abusing 92-Year-Old Woman: What Are Her Rights?

Written by: Stephen Garcia

In a particularly disturbing case of elder sexual abuse, a 22-year-old nursing home aide was convicted of raping a 92-year-old woman at the Cincinnati facility where he worked. The woman, who died within 3 months from an unrelated condition, was confined to her bed and unable to communicate at the time of the rape. Sadly, […]