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Elder Abuse Attorneys Assist Victims of Nursing Home Falls

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Every year, approximately 1,800 seniors living in nursing homes die due to injuries sustained in falls, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among survivors, injuries often result in permanent disability and a lower quality of life. Seniors living in nursing homes fall at double the rate of other seniors. Nursing home residents […]

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Elder Abuse Attorneys, Multidisciplinary Teams Can Help Stop Harm to Seniors

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At least 10 percent of U.S. seniors suffer from elder abuse, both in long-term care communities and in homes with family members. Without intervention, elder abuse can result in long-term, detrimental consequences, including physical injury, mental illness and death. A research review recently published in New England Journal of Medicine indicates that elder abuse is […]

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New Survey Reveals Why Seniors Lack Fear of Financial Abuse

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A recent survey conducted by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America revealed a few surprising things about seniors and their finances. One of the most surprising was the relative lack of concern that financial abuse could happen to them. In fact, some 89 percent expressed confidence that they could handle their money by themselves. […]

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Why Don’t People Report Elder Abuse?

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Elder abuse may not have the splashy public relations campaign that other types of abuse may have, but it is happening – and at an alarming rate. Current figures from National Council on Aging report elder abuse as happening to 1 of every 10 Americans ages 60 and over, with only 1 of every 14 […]

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Medicinal Malpractice: Why Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Must Combat Overmedication

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Although designed to make patients well, medications can be lethal if not administered correctly. The tendency of nursing home workers to overmedicate their patients is thus a serious concern, and must be swiftly dealt with by public authorities and nursing home abuse attorneys. Misuse of Medications Overmedication occurs when nursing home staff members administer dangerous […]

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Proposed Bill Would Alter Elder Abuse Laws to Help Stop Financial Misdeeds

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Bank employees are uniquely positioned to spot instances of elder financial abuse, which cause an estimated yearly loss of $2.9 billion. However, with current bank privacy laws making the reporting of fraudulent activity challenging, the unscrupulous perpetrators who prey on seniors often are not held accountable. Only 1 in 44 cases of financial abuse against […]

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