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The Lasting Effects of Elder Abuse [Infographic]

Elder Abuse

Seniors who have suffered elder abuse may have experienced a variety of injuries. Aside from the obvious injuries, which may include fractures or concussions, there can be more long-lasting effects that victims suffer. Scroll down to see how elder abuse can have a long-term physical, emotional and financial impact on senior citizens.

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Elderly Dementia Facts

Elderly Dementia: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

Nursing Home Blog

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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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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Shocking Statistics On Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse At Extreme Levels [Infographic]

Nursing Home Blog

It’s shocking to learn how often our parents and grandparents are being mistreated in the very nursing homes we trust to keep them safe and comfortable. According to a new Congressional Committee report, your loved one has a one in three chance of being abused, neglected or taken advantage of while in someone else’s care.…

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Small Business Trucking Executive Tells Congress of Flaws in Hours Proposal

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In testimony before the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, James Burg, president of James Burg Trucking Co., said proposed changes to the federal hours-of-service were unwarranted and would harm small businesses nationwide. "These changes, if finalized, would have a profoundly negative impact on small businesses, would restrict productivity and would…

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Trucking Groups Call on NHTSA to Examine Truck Crashworthiness Standards

Archives, Trucking Accidents

American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association together called on the federal government to begin researching standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks. "NHTSA has continuously developed crashworthiness standards for automobiles and light trucks, but to date has generally not applied crashworthiness standards to commercial trucks," the two groups wrote in a June…

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FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

Archives, Trucking Accidents

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009. According to FMCSA's Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey, the number of commercial drivers that are wearing safety belts…

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Trucking news in Florida

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner announced that the order relaxing trucking restrictions which was supposed to expire on December 31, 2010, has been extended for one week.  This order allows farmers to transport freeze/vulnerable crops.  The extra week will give them time to continue harvesting and transporting the affected crops to facilities before…

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