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The Surprising Problem of Substance Abuse in Nursing Homes

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Substance abuse problems are more common in nursing homes than many people realize. The problem remains hidden because of two common beliefs – that nursing home patients are all elderly, and that older people don't have substance abuse problems. Both of these are beliefs are wrong. Some Nursing Home Residents Are Young Contrary to popular…

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Shocking Elder Abuse by Home Health Care Workers

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Home health care aides perform a very important service: helping families take care of their elderly loved ones. Many are dedicated to their clients, despite the home health care industry's notoriously low pay. Some aides, however, are bad apples who neglect, abuse or steal from the people they are supposed to be taking care of. Many…

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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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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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