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Reports of Elder Abuse on the Rise

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Disabled People Are Abused More Often

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Adults with disabilities, unfortunately, are the victims of abuse far more often than adults without disabilities. A research brief from the National Center on Elder Abuse provides some alarming statistics that reveal the scope of the problem: People with disabilities are three times more likely to be the victims of violent crime than people without disabilities. People with…

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The Signs of Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Blog

Nursing home residents are vulnerable to people who try to abuse them. Abusers can be nursing home staff members or other residents. Most nursing home residents are unable to protect themselves from abusers. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you should be alert for common signs of elder abuse. It may be…

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