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How a New Device Uses Technology to Keep Seniors Safe

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New technology is not just for young people! Recent developments in high-tech apps and devices hold the promise of making life easier, more convenient, safer, or better for the elderly. Exciting recent projects include: Using iPads to help Alzheimer's patients become more socially engaged Making it easier for seniors to use app-based ride-sharing services to increase their independence…

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How to Safely Evacuate Residents of a Nursing Home

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Nursing homes sometimes have to evacuate all of their residents. This may happen because of natural disasters, such as severe hurricanes, that damage buildings, making it unsafe for residents to stay. Other times, residents have to be moved because their facility is closing down. Safely moving frail elderly people is a challenge. Nursing homes that are certified…

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Signs That Reveal Nursing Home Neglect of Residents

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Nursing home residents deserve good care. That's the law. Nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide proper care for their residents. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fall short. If you have a loved one who is living in a nursing home, how can you tell if he or she is being neglected? Here are some signs…

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes [Infographic]

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As shocking as it may be, over 16,000 instances of sexual abuse have been reported in nursing homes since the year 2000. Hundreds of facilities have been cited for sexual violations and even more have been guilty of mismanaging cases of sexual abuse. Many have also been cited for multiple offenses. We trust nursing homes…

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How Robots Will Make Life Better for Seniors

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When you think of robots, you might think of science-fiction movies, with cute robots humming, beeping, and swiveling their heads. Or maybe you think of advanced technology in a state-of-the-art factory. You probably don't think of robots helping seniors at home or in senior care facilities. That could change soon. Several companies are working on…

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Shocking Statistics On Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse At Extreme Levels [Infographic]

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It’s shocking to learn how often our parents and grandparents are being mistreated in the very nursing homes we trust to keep them safe and comfortable. According to a new Congressional Committee report, your loved one has a one in three chance of being abused, neglected or taken advantage of while in someone else’s care.…

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New Law Protects Seniors from Financial Abuse

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Elder financial abuse is a growing problem. Scammers see the elderly as easy targets. What’s even sadder, legal guardians may take financial advantage of the people they are supposed to protect. A new law addresses the problem of the financial abuse of vulnerable seniors. Called "Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act," the law, passed in…

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