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5 Ways to Stay Safe as a Senior Citizen on Halloween

Nursing Home Blog

Scary costumes, haunted houses, candy-filled bags…it’s that time again – Halloween. While it is a fun and festive time for youth, Halloween is a holiday that strikes fear in the homes of senior citizens. Opening their homes to strangers at night creates all sorts of hazards for the elderly that are all too real. If…

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Prevent Financial Elder Abuse with These Simple Steps

Nursing Home Blog

It is a shame, yet we see it every day. Elder abuse from friends, family members, and associates who steal straight from an individual’s account. Stealing money from someone who is dependent on the thief creates a perfect storm. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to catch this type of criminal activity. After all,…

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Is There a Multiracial Disparity in Elder Care?

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

The nursing home has traditionally been the aging population’s last place of residence. However, more and more, rising health care access and increased Medicaid funding toward assisted living and other residential facilities has offered many Americans a new lease on life in their senior years. Unfortunately, this trend towards less restrictive senior housing arrangements doesn’t…

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Abusers of the Elderly Usually Know Their Victims

Nursing Home Blog

According to the CDC, the definition of elder abuse includes any action or inaction that betrays trust and either harms or increases the risk of harm to adults who are aged 60 or over. This abuse could be physical, emotional, or even financial in nature. Sadly, most victims know their abusers. Most Abusers of the Elderly…

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New Law Is Expected to Increase Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

Nursing Home Blog

The number of patients that nurses care for and the number of care hours per patient can have a significant impact on the treatment of nursing home residents. In general, understaffed nursing homes have been associated with lower standards of care and higher occurrences of abuse such as neglect. Our nursing home abuse attorney wants families of…

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Alzheimer’s or Dementia? You May Need an Elder Law Attorney

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This year, we recognize World Alzheimer's Day on September 21st. According to COPS and the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than five million people in the United States right now who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, with a new case being diagnosed every 67 seconds. With the growing number of people being affected by Alzheimer's and other forms…

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Abuse Risk for Elders with Dementia

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

Dementia is an illness affecting one's memory and other cognitive functions that are severe enough to interfere with one's daily life activities. Elders with dementia are thought to be at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. While most seniors have full command of their mental states, those who…

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