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How Inheritance Impatience Leads to Elder Abuse

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Financial abuse of the elderly is a huge problem that costs older Americans more than 36.5 billion dollars per year. Sometimes the abusers are con artists who target seniors, especially elderly who are mentally impaired. Sadly, not all financial abusers are strangers to their victims. Elder abuse is also committed by family members. Sometimes abusive family members…

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California Nursing Homes Continue to Be Understaffed

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Patients in nursing homes will not be properly cared for if the home does not have enough staff members. Understaffing in nursing homes can lead to patients suffering severe injuries, including injuries from falls, bed sores and receiving incorrect medication. For some patients, lack of adequate staffing may even be fatal. California is attempting to…

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Burglaries and Attacks: How Seniors Can Protect Themselves

Nursing Home Blog

Unfortunately, older people are often targeted by criminals. While financial fraud attacks occur through various channels, the scariest of all attacks are robberies and burglaries of seniors' homes. Fortunately, there are steps that seniors and their loved ones can take to increase home safety. The elder abuse lawyers of Garcia Law offices share those tips…

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Check out our infographic explaining how you can help the elderly during the holidays.

How to Help the Elderly During the Holidays [Infographic]

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There’s no place like home for the holidays – unless you’re alone. If you’re thinking about who to help during the holidays, consider the needs of the elderly in your community. The elderly often need assistance or companionship due to physical limitations and isolation. Thankfully, there are many ways to give back. Scroll down to…

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How to Protect Yourself from Holiday Scammers

Nursing Home Blog

The holidays inspire feelings of generosity. Unfortunately, scammers often take advantage of your holiday giving mood. When your guard is down and you shop more frequently, you become an easy target. The elderly, in particular, are regularly victims of holiday scams. Holiday Shopping Scams Simply being aware there might be more scammers than usual helps…

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Isolation and Loneliness Can Make Seniors Sick or Suicidal  

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Chronic loneliness and isolation are not just painful conditions. They can actually be fatal. The elder abuse lawyers at Garcia & Artigliere have seen numerous elder abuse cases involving depression and isolation. That's how important social connection is to our health and well-being. How Loneliness Affects Health Studies show that being lonely causes stress, which…

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