Elder Abuse

Nursing & Care Staff Reveal Resident Abuse

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Between 2011 and 2015, more than 100 nursing and care employees were recruited to five new nursing homes. With previous experience working in nursing homes, the new employees were asked to participate in an anonymous questionnaire to determine the frequency and nature of any abuse they had witnessed – and the results were shocking! Results:…

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Regulators Aim To Prohibit Social Media Abuse In Nursing Homes

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Social media has created a digital realm that allows users to easily connect with one another and express themselves by sharing pictures and videos for the world to see. On the other hand, social media has caused several issues in nursing homes as caregivers have used their phones to exploit the vulnerable, elderly population. Find…

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Spread Holiday Cheer to Seniors This Year

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

  Spread Holiday Cheer to Seniors This Year With the holiday season in full swing, everyone is beginning to prepare presents, plan travels and gather with loved ones. During this time of year, many nursing home residents feel overlooked and lonely. This holiday you and your family can help ease feelings and lift their spirits…

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Is There a Multiracial Disparity in Elder Care?

Elder Abuse, Nursing Home Blog

The nursing home has traditionally been the aging population’s last place of residence. However, more and more, rising health care access and increased Medicaid funding toward assisted living and other residential facilities has offered many Americans a new lease on life in their senior years. Unfortunately, this trend towards less restrictive senior housing arrangements doesn’t…

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Abuse Risk for Elders with Dementia

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Dementia is an illness affecting one's memory and other cognitive functions that are severe enough to interfere with one's daily life activities. Elders with dementia are thought to be at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. While most seniors have full command of their mental states, those who…

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Veterans Elder Abuse [Infographic]

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Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces are provided with Veterans Affairs (VA) community living centers that are touted as home-like environments with better services for each tenant. Unfortunately, as the population of elderly veterans rises, so does veterans elder abuse. (Click infographic to enlarge)  

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