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Celebrating the Holidays with the Elderly

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Celebrating the holidays with our elders requires some thought and care as the emotional time can prove to be stressful and confusing. Seniors’ emotional, physical and mental needs have to be minded. Various steps can be taken to ensure that all ages enjoy the holidays this year. Get nostalgic — Recalling memories and past events…

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Study Shows Nursing Home Residents Abusing Each Other

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Negligence or physical abuse at the hands of caretakers in nursing homes is not an uncommon headline, unfortunately. However, a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College reveals a new source of elder abuse within skilled nursing home facilities: fellow residents. According to the new research, nearly one in five senior residents experienced at least…

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Study: Large Disparity in RN Care Between White and Minority Nursing Homes

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There is a noticeable difference in the amount of registered nurse care between majority-white and majority-minority nursing homes in the U.S., according to an investigation by the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity. The Center spent some time exploring the public website Nursing Home Compare, which is promoted by the government for nursing home facility comparison…

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Elder Abuse and Seniors with Dementia

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Vulnerable individuals with dementia are at greater risk for abuse, neglect and exploitation. Forms of elder abuse might be psychological, financial, sexual, emotional or physical. Abuse of dementia patients includes the abuse of anti-psychotic drugs, which are sometimes used incorrectly to control dementia patients. Elder abuse can consist of a single act or multiple acts…

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How the Elder Justice Law Aims to Stymie Elder Abuse

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With elder abuse on the rise, it’s important to understand what legislation is in place to help protect seniors against elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Studies show that elder abuse victims increase their risk of premature death threefold. Almost 11 percent of Americans age 60 and older are victims of some form of elder abuse…

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Casey Kasem: A Potentially Serious Elder Abuse Case

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Elder abuse has been garnering a lot of national attention these days due to the high-profile June 15 death of celebrity radio show host and voice actor Casey Kasem. Kasem, best known as the longtime disc jockey on song countdown radio show “American Top 40,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in October 2013. Shortly after,…

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What to Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse, Neglect

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Trusting your gut could mean all the difference for an abused or exploited senior, especially when elder abuse can vary in form and subtlety. There are different avenues to consider, depending on whether you believe abuse, neglect or exploitation may be occurring. Of course, dangerous situations requiring immediate attention should be reported by calling 9-1-1…

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