Yearly Archives: 2015

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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Exploiting the Elderly: Authorities and Elder Abuse Attorneys Respond to Increased Reports of Abuse

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Recent data reveal a sharp increase in reported abuses against the elderly and vulnerable. Although it is unclear whether this rise indicates that the actual incidences of abuse have increased or that more people are coming forward to report it, public authorities and elder abuse attorneys have stepped up their anti-abuse efforts. Shocking Statistics Although…

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Avoidable Admissions: Keeping Nursing Home Residents out of the Hospital

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Unnecessary hospitalizations aren't just expensive. They're a form of theft, taking scarce resources away from patients who need them. Thanks to a recent effort by Medicare and Medicaid, however, nursing homes must finally get serious about reducing avoidable admissions. Superfluous Spending Roughly 45% of Medicare or Medicaid subscribers who are hospitalized could have been treated…

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AARP and American Bankers Association Foundation Work Toward Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

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As initially reported by Wendy Fox-Grage with AARP, financial exploitation is a major form of elder abuse, with victims losing a combined sum of $3 billion each year. Individuals defraud the elderly with scams and other deceptive practices that drain their victims’ bank accounts, investments and retirement funds. The victims may end up losing their…

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Prevent Elder Abuse by Talking to an Elder Abuse Lawyer

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Calling elder fraud an unfortunate tragedy would be an understatement. Instead, elder abuse and elder fraud is better understood as a multi-billion dollar industry that steals between $3 and $30 billion dollars from elderly victims each year. Financial exploitation, however, is only one way that seniors can suffer abuse. Mental and physical harm is well-represented,…

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