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Financial Elder Abuse a Growing Problem

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How severe is financial elder abuse — defined as taking, concealing or misusing funds or assets of a senior — in the U.S.? It has generally been thought that losses to seniors due to financial abuse are around $2.9 billion annually, as determined by insurer MetLife. However, a private financial services company released a new…

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Overmedication Is a Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. Elder abuse includes the overmedication of seniors, especially those who are suffering from varying degrees of dementia. Unfortunately, this illegal abuse can be injurious or even deadly for the victim. For nursing home staff, dementia patients can be more difficult to deal with due to the symptoms of…

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Should Cameras Be Allowed in Nursing Homes?

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Should a nursing home resident or their family members be allowed to install a video camera or other monitoring device in a senior's room? It's a topic that draws passionate viewpoints from both sides. With a growing senior population in the U.S. — and the high probability for senior abuse to increase as a result…

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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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