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3 Signs Familial Financial Abuse

3 Signs of Familial Financial Abuse [Infographic]

Elder Abuse

It can be hard to watch your loved ones grow old and face the responsibility of looking out for their well-being. It can be even harder when you suspect your loved one is being taken advantage of, especially if it is by another member of your family. Learn the warning signs to watch for and…

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The Surprising Problem of Substance Abuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Blog

Substance abuse problems are more common in nursing homes than many people realize. The problem remains hidden because of two common beliefs – that nursing home patients are all elderly, and that older people don't have substance abuse problems. Both of these are beliefs are wrong. Some Nursing Home Residents Are Young Contrary to popular…

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Shocking Elder Abuse by Home Health Care Workers

Nursing Home Blog

Home health care aides perform a very important service: helping families take care of their elderly loved ones. Many are dedicated to their clients, despite the home health care industry's notoriously low pay. Some aides, however, are bad apples who neglect, abuse or steal from the people they are supposed to be taking care of. Many…

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How to File a Complaint About Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

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Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more common than many people realize. If a loved one is a nursing home resident, you should be alert for any signs of abuse. Nursing home abuse is illegal. If you suspect that a loved one has been abused or neglected, or is living in a nursing home where conditions are unsanitary or unsafe,…

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Elderly Dementia Facts

Elderly Dementia: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

Nursing Home Blog

Dementia is a condition that currently affects more than 5.1 million seniors in the United States, and experts expect that number to steadily increase over the next decade. Dementia patients are even more vulnerable and at greater risk for abuse in nursing homes than those without. Watch out for signs of abuse, especially if you cannot see them…

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Prevent Seniors From Mismanaging Money

Prevent Seniors from Mismanaging Money [Infographic]

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Unfortunately, many of our loved ones struggle to stay financially independent as they get older. Short-term memory begins to suffer, investments can become more erratic and organization gets lax. It is just as important to protect them from making bad financial decisions on their own as it is to protect them from any kind of…

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How to Pay for Nursing Home Costs

Nursing Home Blog

Nursing home costs are notoriously expensive. A recent study found that the average cost for a semi-private nursing home room was $7,148 per month. Most people are not able to pay for this out of their own funds. In California, for example, two-thirds of the state's nursing home residents use Medi-Cal to pay for part or all of the…

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