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Do You Have to Report Elder Abuse in California?

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What do you do if you know or suspect that an older person is being abused? In California, there is a law – California Welfare and Institutions Code section 15630 – that requires some people to report elder abuse to authorities. What Types of Abuse Have to Be Reported? The types of elder abuse that must be reported…

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The Misuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes [Infographic]

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Nursing homes throughout the United States have long been giving antipsychotic drugs to residents, including those with medical conditions like dementia. Despite regulatory prohibitions on the misuse of this drug as “chemical restraints,” this harmful practice is still widespread, and prescribed with varying levels of informed consent from residents or their families. Scroll down to…

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What Causes Bed Sores and How Can They Be Prevented?

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Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, can cause serious infections. Bed sores can even be fatal. They are, unfortunately, common in nursing homes, afflicting an estimated 11 percent of U.S. nursing home residents. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is important to know how bed sores develop and how they can be prevented. Causes…

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Tips for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Fraud

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Elderly people are often targets of fraud. The scope of the problem is staggering, costing elderly Americans an estimated total of $36.5 billion each year. The actual amount lost may be even higher; most of the older people who are victims of fraud never report it. Scammers may find people who have cognitive disabilities to be the easiest…

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The Lasting Effects of Elder Abuse [Infographic]

Elder Abuse

Seniors who have suffered elder abuse may have experienced a variety of injuries. Aside from the obvious injuries, which may include fractures or concussions, there can be more long-lasting effects that victims suffer. Scroll down to see how elder abuse can have a long-term physical, emotional and financial impact on senior citizens.

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How a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help Your Loved One

Nursing Home Blog

A recent study showed that approximately one out of every six older adults has been abused in just the past year alone. As bad as that is, the situation is even worse for residents of nursing homes, who are especially vulnerable to abuse from overworked and poorly trained staff and even from other residents. Many elderly people who suffer abuse are…

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