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Avoidable Admissions: Keeping Nursing Home Residents out of the Hospital

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Unnecessary hospitalizations aren't just expensive. They're a form of theft, taking scarce resources away from patients who need them. Thanks to a recent effort by Medicare and Medicaid, however, nursing homes must finally get serious about reducing avoidable admissions. Superfluous Spending Roughly 45% of Medicare or Medicaid subscribers who are hospitalized could have been treated…

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AARP and American Bankers Association Foundation Work Toward Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

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As initially reported by Wendy Fox-Grage with AARP, financial exploitation is a major form of elder abuse, with victims losing a combined sum of $3 billion each year. Individuals defraud the elderly with scams and other deceptive practices that drain their victims’ bank accounts, investments and retirement funds. The victims may end up losing their…

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Prevent Elder Abuse by Talking to an Elder Abuse Lawyer

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Calling elder fraud an unfortunate tragedy would be an understatement. Instead, elder abuse and elder fraud is better understood as a multi-billion dollar industry that steals between $3 and $30 billion dollars from elderly victims each year. Financial exploitation, however, is only one way that seniors can suffer abuse. Mental and physical harm is well-represented,…

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Is Awareness Vital to Stopping Elder Abuse?

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June may be Elder Abuse Awareness Month, but the needs of the elderly don't stop there. Every day, of every month, the elderly in your community suffer from the negative effects of elder abuse—a subject that is vitally important but rarely discussed. Learn more about elder abuse and how you can help prevent this tragedy from…

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California Elder Abuse Laws Protect Nursing Home Residents

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Nursing homes are meant to provide a safe place for the elderly to live while being cared for by staff, but abuse and neglect sometimes occur in these settings. National Center on Elder Abuse states that roughly seven percent of complaints filed against nursing homes and other institutional facilities for seniors have involved exploitation, neglect or…

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How to Spot Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

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Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home is usually a hard decision to make. Hearing about elder abuse in nursing homes makes the decision almost impossible. But in fact, it becomes one of the most important things to consider. Elder abuse or neglect often occurs in facilities that are understaffed and have employees who…

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