Yearly Archives: 2014

What to Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse, Neglect

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Trusting your gut could mean all the difference for an abused or exploited senior, especially when elder abuse can vary in form and subtlety. There are different avenues to consider, depending on whether you believe abuse, neglect or exploitation may be occurring. Of course, dangerous situations requiring immediate attention should be reported by calling 9-1-1…

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Protecting Your Senior from Abuse by a Health Care Aide

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Nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living and in-home care aides are often great solutions for families with aging parents or loved ones. However, elder abuse — defined as an intentional or negligent act by a health care aide or caregiver of a vulnerable senior that causes harm or serious risk of harm — is…

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Elder Abuse: Are You Doing Your Part to Thwart It?

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Soon after Hillary Clinton’s book “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us” was published in 1996, the sentiment “it takes a village” was invoked in a variety of situations to illustrate the importance a community plays in bettering the lives that comprise it. The same can be said for elder abuse. Making…

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Elder Financial Abuse Concerns Rise

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We live in a very youth-focused society. We are enamored by young talent. We are intrigued by headlines of the latest 10-year-old student entering college. New technology targets Millennials and their children. As a result, however, we are forgetting about our growing aging population — Baby Boomers, not to mention their parents, who are living…

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Elder Financial Abuse: Who’s to Blame?

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When elder abuse and neglect hits headlines, it’s generally assumed that it involves a nursing home or some especially horrendous case of physical abuse administered by a caregiver. Less commonly thought about is elder financial abuse, which is a growing social, medical and public health issue. The National Center on Elder Abuse says that one…

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Elder Abuse Concerns on the Rise in West Michigan

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Elder abuse and neglect is an egregious offense. It’s often difficult to imagine that it occurs with such frequency. For some communities around the U.S., it’s a growing reality. According to a recent article in MLive.com, the small West Michigan town of Kalamazoo is taking measures to combat elder abuse, especially one of its lesser-recognized…

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Nursing Home Negligence Increases in Texas

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Elder abuse and nursing home negligence should never be a concern, let alone a reality, for anyone with a loved one in a long-term care facility, assisted living residence or nursing home. However, this issue is now one of the prevailing anxieties for family members with parents in a nursing home or who may be…

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