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Elder Abuse May Include Stealing

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One of the scariest things that can happen to a person when they age is to suffer from elder abuse.  In a recent Livermore, California, case it became clear that the court doesn’t just view physical harm or neglect to qualify for the definition of elder abuse anymore.  Stealing money from elderly – which could…

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Overmedication Is a Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. Elder abuse includes the overmedication of seniors, especially those who are suffering from varying degrees of dementia. Unfortunately, this illegal abuse can be injurious or even deadly for the victim. For nursing home staff, dementia patients can be more difficult to deal with due to the symptoms of…

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Elder Abuse: Are You Doing Your Part to Thwart It?

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Soon after Hillary Clinton’s book “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us” was published in 1996, the sentiment “it takes a village” was invoked in a variety of situations to illustrate the importance a community plays in bettering the lives that comprise it. The same can be said for elder abuse. Making…

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Nursing Home Negligence Increases in Texas

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Elder abuse and nursing home negligence should never be a concern, let alone a reality, for anyone with a loved one in a long-term care facility, assisted living residence or nursing home. However, this issue is now one of the prevailing anxieties for family members with parents in a nursing home or who may be…

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Summer Warm Up and Heat-Related Elder Abuse

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Keeping elderly people safe and comfortable is a concern for caregivers all year round, but it becomes particularly important during those sweltering summer months. As the temperature starts to rise, everyone is at risk – especially older people whose mobility may be limited and whose bodies aren’t as adaptable to fluctuating temperatures. Older people may…

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Uninsured Nursing Home Found Guilty of Elder Abuse Declares Bankruptcy Before Jury Returns With Damages

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SAN GABRIEL, CALIF. (Oct. 1, 2011) --- An uninsured skilled nursing home operator was found liable yesterday of abusing an elderly resident. After the jury returned a verdict that would have led to a $1.5 million liability and an expected punitive damage verdict in the range of $20 million soon to follow, Erwin Cablayan, shareholder…

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