Yearly Archives: 2019

Reports of Financial Scams Targeting Seniors Quadrupled

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A recent study by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that reported incidents of financial exploitation of older Americans increased four-fold from 2013 to 2017. Financial fraud and scams targeting seniors are a huge problem. The study found that older Americans lost a suspected $1.7 billion to scammers in 2017. The actual amount seniors lose each…

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The Dangers of Poor Hygiene and Neglect in Nursing Homes

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The elderly suffer from weaker immune systems than younger people and are more likely to get sick when exposed to germs. Therefore, it’s critical for nursing home staff to provide a clean and sanitary environment, and help residents maintain good personal hygiene. Unfortunately, nursing homes don't always live up to their responsibilities and residents may…

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New Tool May Help Recognize Victims of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is distressingly common, yet it can be hard to detect. Elderly people are fragile and get bruises and broken bones more often than younger people. Therefore, it's not always easy to tell if physical injuries are the result of abuse or an accident. If doctors spent more time documenting injuries, that could help identify victims…

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Nursing Home Medication Errors and How to Help

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Medication mistakes present a danger to elderly patients. Approximately 800,000 nursing home patients are injured by medication mistakes in the United States every year. If your loved one lives at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home, you should be aware of how to prevent medication errors to keep your loved one safe. Elderly people…

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Expanding Transportation Services for the Elderly

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Lack of transportation is a serious problem for many elderly people. When older people no longer drive or have access to a car, they become isolated. They depend on someone else for a ride or they walk or take public transportation; these options are often inadequate. When people have trouble getting to doctor's appointments or…

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A Guide to Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

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When nursing homes are short-staffed or employees are improperly screened, residents become vulnerable to abuse. Abuse can be both physical as well as emotional. Emotional abuse, also known as psychological abuse, may be harder to detect than physical abuse but it can be just as damaging ­or even worse. Emotional abuse can rob patients of their…

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