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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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Elder Abuse Attorneys Work to End Maltreatment in Nursing Homes

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As originally reported by Chris Elkins with DrugWatch, abuse in nursing homes continue to plague elderly and infirm patients despite efforts to end this upsetting cycle. Although government officials have made efforts to enact legislation that would reduce occurrences of abuse, unfortunately, those laws did not reduce the severity or number of reported incidents each…

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State Attorney Generals Apply Consumer Protection Laws to Student Debt and Home Foreclosures

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Throughout the past few years, numerous state attorney generals have had to respond to consumer complaints regarding a multiplicity of financial issues. According to Forbes, the New York attorney generals's office examined over 2,200 credit-related and 1,700 mortgage-related complaints in 2013. That same year, North Carolina residents filed over 3,300 lending-related complaints at their attorney…

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5 Signs of Elder Abuse

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As people age and become more dependent on those around them many, unfortunately, may suffer from abuse. Nextavenue.org reports that elder abuse is on the rise but that only 1 out of every 14 cases is reported to authorities. Many people may ask, what is elder abuse? The abuse of an elderly individual can fall…

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