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Protecting Your Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

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Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a decision that is often fraught with worry. You want to make sure your elderly relative is receiving the care and compassion that he or she needs and deserves. Unfortunately, many nursing homes, rather than providing appropriate care and attention, actually put their elderly residents at…

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Dementia Patients May Be Hospitalized Too Often, Study Finds

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A new study found that approximately two-thirds of dementia patients living in nursing homes had at least one unnecessary hospitalization in their last year of life. According to the researchers, whose findings examined data collected by the Health and Retirement Study between 2000 and 2008, many of these hospitalizations were avoidable. However, dementia patients in…

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The Risks of Nursing Homes

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When the proper care and attention is administered, a nursing home can be a place of great love and compassion. And as people age and become unable to take care of themselves, moving into an assisted living facility is often the best choice available to them. If you are sending your loved one to live…

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Alzheimer’s: More Room to Take Advantage of Elderly?

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Alzheimer’s is a tragic disease, one that robs people of their memories, mental acuity and ability to make conscious decisions on their own behalf. A form of dementia, the disease gradually progresses over time, causing symptoms such as: Disorientation Moodiness Confusion Inability to recall information Feelings of suspicion toward loved ones or caregivers Unfortunately, the…

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Are Elder Abuse Scams on the Rise?

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Financial abuse and exploitation are tragic realities for many elderly Americans. Abusers can be relatives or caregivers, or they can be complete strangers who are never even seen face-to-face, preying on their victims via phone or online scams. Recent reports indicate that elder abuse scams may be on the rise, with the National Council on…

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