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How a Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Help Your Loved One

Nursing Home Blog

A recent study showed that approximately one out of every six older adults has been abused in just the past year alone. As bad as that is, the situation is even worse for residents of nursing homes, who are especially vulnerable to abuse from overworked and poorly trained staff and even from other residents. Many elderly people who suffer abuse are…

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5 Types of Abuse That Are Common in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Blog

Elderly residents of nursing homes are, unfortunately, vulnerable to abuse. Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or financial. Negligence, which occurs when nursing homes fail to provide proper care to their residents, is also common. These are some of the most common forms of abuse seen in long-term care facilities: Bed Sores The pressure caused by being in one position for too…

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Reports of Elder Abuse on the Rise

Nursing Home Blog

Sadly, the elderly are tempting targets for abusers. The abuse can take many forms: physical, psychological, sexual or financial. Neglect is another common form of elder abuse. Any elderly person is at risk of being abused, but those who live in nursing homes have the highest risk of becoming an abuser's victim. Reports of Elder Abuse Are Increasing…

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What Is Elder Abandonment in California?

General, Nursing Home Blog

It’s a terrible thought that 1 in 6 elders around the world have been abused. Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, verbal, emotional and sexual. But it can also take another form that many people aren’t aware of: abandonment. Generally, elder abandonment means leaving an elderly person without care, but the actual definition…

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Hidden Cameras Capture Evidence of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Blog

Hidden cameras have caught shocking evidence of abuse in nursing homes. In North Carolina, a 68-year-old man recovering from a stroke feared being mistreated in his nursing home, and asked his daughter to place a hidden camera in his room. The video revealed horrible abuse. Nursing Home Staff Berate Resident Instead of Helping Him Because no one had come…

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The Tragedy of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Blog

It's horrifying to think about, but thousands of patients in nursing homes have been sexually abused. There have been more than 16,000 complaints of sexual abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities since 2000. That number only includes cases where state ombudsmen were involved, so the actual number of incidents is likely to be much higher. Abusers Target Helpless…

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