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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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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]

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

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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