Yearly Archives: 2018

What Causes Bed Sores and How Can They Be Prevented?

Nursing Home Blog

Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, can cause serious infections. Bed sores can even be fatal. They are, unfortunately, common in nursing homes, afflicting an estimated 11 percent of U.S. nursing home residents. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is important to know how bed sores develop and how they can be prevented. Causes…

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Tips for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Fraud

Nursing Home Blog

Elderly people are often targets of fraud. The scope of the problem is staggering, costing elderly Americans an estimated total of $36.5 billion each year. The actual amount lost may be even higher; most of the older people who are victims of fraud never report it. Scammers may find people who have cognitive disabilities to be the easiest…

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The Lasting Effects of Elder Abuse [Infographic]

Elder Abuse

Seniors who have suffered elder abuse may have experienced a variety of injuries. Aside from the obvious injuries, which may include fractures or concussions, there can be more long-lasting effects that victims suffer. Scroll down to see how elder abuse can have a long-term physical, emotional and financial impact on senior citizens.

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How a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help Your Loved One

Nursing Home Blog

A recent study showed that approximately one out of every six older adults has been abused in just the past year alone. As bad as that is, the situation is even worse for residents of nursing homes, who are especially vulnerable to abuse from overworked and poorly trained staff and even from other residents. Many elderly people who suffer abuse are…

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5 Types of Abuse That Are Common in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Blog

Elderly residents of nursing homes are, unfortunately, vulnerable to abuse. Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial. Negligence, which occurs when nursing homes fail to provide proper care to their residents, is also common. These are some of the most common forms of abuse seen in long-term care facilities: Bed Sores The pressure caused by being in one position for too…

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Reports of Elder Abuse on the Rise

Nursing Home Blog

Sadly, the elderly are tempting targets for abusers. The abuse can take many forms: physical, psychological, sexual or financial. Neglect is another common form of elder abuse. Any elderly person is at risk of being abused, but those who live in nursing homes have the highest risk of becoming an abuser's victim. Reports of Elder Abuse Are Increasing…

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What Is Elder Abandonment in California?

General, Nursing Home Blog

It’s a terrible thought that 1 in 6 elders around the world have been abused. Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, verbal, emotional and sexual. But it can also take another form that many people aren’t aware of: abandonment. Generally, elder abandonment means leaving an elderly person without care, but the actual definition…

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