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Is Elder Abuse an Underreported Crime?

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Experts are concerned about the state of elder abuse, according to a new article. They’re concerned that it is increasing and is underreported. Elder abuse can take many forms: physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, self-neglect, financial, exploitation and abandonment. Abuse can go unreported and unnoticed due to its myriad forms — some of which are more…

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Phoenix Nursing Home Tells Elderly Residents to Vacate

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The Arizona Grand Senior Living Community in Phoenix is closing its doors on February 28, 2015. The elderly residents were given less than two months’ notice. Legally, the home only needed to provide 30 days’ notice to the appropriate parties. Now, 140 seniors are scrambling to find accommodations. According to local reports, most of the…

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Celebrating the Holidays with the Elderly

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Celebrating the holidays with our elders requires some thought and care as the emotional time can prove to be stressful and confusing. Seniors’ emotional, physical and mental needs have to be minded. Various steps can be taken to ensure that all ages enjoy the holidays this year. Get nostalgic — Recalling memories and past events…

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Study Shows Nursing Home Residents Abusing Each Other

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Negligence or physical abuse at the hands of caretakers in nursing homes is not an uncommon headline, unfortunately. However, a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College reveals a new source of elder abuse within skilled nursing home facilities: fellow residents. According to the new research, nearly one in five senior residents experienced at least…

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Study: Large Disparity in RN Care Between White and Minority Nursing Homes

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There is a noticeable difference in the amount of registered nurse care between majority-white and majority-minority nursing homes in the U.S., according to an investigation by the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity. The Center spent some time exploring the public website Nursing Home Compare, which is promoted by the government for nursing home facility comparison…

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