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How to File a Complaint About Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

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Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more common than many people realize. If a loved one is a nursing home resident, you should be alert for any signs of abuse. Nursing home abuse is illegal. If you suspect that a loved one has been abused or neglected, or is living in a nursing home where conditions are unsanitary or unsafe,…

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Elderly Dementia Facts

Elderly Dementia: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

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Dementia is a condition that currently affects more than 5.1 million seniors in the United States, and experts expect that number to steadily increase over the next decade. Dementia patients are even more vulnerable and at greater risk for abuse in nursing homes than those without. Watch out for signs of abuse, especially if you cannot see them…

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Prevent Seniors From Mismanaging Money

Prevent Seniors from Mismanaging Money [Infographic]

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Unfortunately, many of our loved ones struggle to stay financially independent as they get older. Short-term memory begins to suffer, investments can become more erratic and organization gets lax. It is just as important to protect them from making bad financial decisions on their own as it is to protect them from any kind of…

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How to Pay for Nursing Home Costs

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Nursing home costs are notoriously expensive. A recent study found that the average cost for a semi-private nursing home room was $7,148 per month. Most people are not able to pay for this out of their own funds. In California, for example, two-thirds of the state's nursing home residents use Medi-Cal to pay for part or all of the…

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Four Tips for Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Are you caring for someone with dementia? That may be a challenge. These tips can help you cope and provide the kind of care you want your loved one to experience. Consider Helpful Activities and Technologies Music, art and dance therapy can make a difference for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. Nursing homes and other facilities…

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Elderly Women Abandoned During Devastating California Fires

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Flames destroyed a Santa Rosa assisted living facility during the disastrous Tubbs fires, which consumed more than 5,500 structures in California's Sonoma County in October 2017. Evacuating senior residents during an emergency requires planning and quick action. Unfortunately, neither of those occurred, according to a lawsuit filed against the owners of the facility. The lawsuit…

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