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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, […]


Why Employees Are Falsifying Medical Records In California Nursing Homes

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Abuse and neglect of patients in California nursing homes is a phenomenon that is disturbingly commonplace – but not always easy to detect. Part of the reason why nursing home abuse can be difficult to prove is due to the fact that many employees in California nursing homes are falsifying medical records in order to […]


The Four Stages of Bed Sores That You Should Know In Case Of Elder Abuse

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Elder abuse and neglect affects many elderly people, and can take many different forms. While some forms of abuse, such as emotional or financial, can be difficult to detect, physical abuse often leaves observable marks on the body. When older people are left unattended in their beds for long periods of time, it can result […]


Protecting Your Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a decision that is often fraught with worry. You want to make sure your elderly relative is receiving the care and compassion that he or she needs and deserves. Unfortunately, many nursing homes, rather than providing appropriate care and attention, actually put their elderly residents at […]


Ending Elder Abuse: Why Do So Many Cases Go Unreported?

Written by: Stephen Garcia

Elder abuse is a tragic reality, both in the United States and throughout the world. Current statistics indicate that as many as 1 in 10 elderly people are the victims of neglect or abuse – physical, emotional, sexual and financial – and unfortunately, the real number is probably much higher. Sadly, many instances of elder […]