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Nursing Home Employees Using Social Media to Post Abusive Photos of Elderly Patients

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Employees of nursing homes across the U.S. have taken to social media venues, specifically Snapchat, to post photographs of elderly patients that are embarrassing, dehumanizing, and quite possibly in violation of the law. At the very least, these photos violate the patients’ rights to their personal privacy and dignity. In some instances, the photos and…

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Four Important Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse can affect seniors physically, emotionally and financially, lowering their quality of life and increasing their risk of depression and other health-related issues. No matter what form abuse comes in, there are ways to stop it from happening. Family members, friends, neighbors, community members, caregivers and others should follow these tips to prevent elder…

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Elder Abuse Attorneys Assist Victims of Nursing Home Falls

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Every year, approximately 1,800 seniors living in nursing homes die due to injuries sustained in falls, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among survivors, injuries often result in permanent disability and a lower quality of life. Seniors living in nursing homes fall at double the rate of other seniors. Nursing home residents…

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Elder Abuse Attorneys, Multidisciplinary Teams Can Help Stop Harm to Seniors

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At least 10 percent of U.S. seniors suffer from elder abuse, both in long-term care communities and in homes with family members. Without intervention, elder abuse can result in long-term, detrimental consequences, including physical injury, mental illness and death. A research review recently published in New England Journal of Medicine indicates that elder abuse is…

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