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The Dangers of Understaffed Nursing Homes

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Understaffing in nursing homes is a serious and widespread problem. One study found that 85 percent of nursing homes are short-staffed and one-third are dangerously so. What Happens in an Understaffed Nursing Home                                                    The quality of care in a nursing home is directly related to the staffing level. When there aren't enough employees, it's not possible to provide…

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Choosing a Memory Care Facility for a Loved One

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About Memory Care Facilities Memory care communities are specialized long-term residential facilities. They take care of people who have Alzheimer's, dementia or other forms of memory issues or cognitive impairments. Memory care facilities can be special units within assisted living communities or they can be independent facilities. Places that provide residential memory care are not all…

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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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