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Elder Abuse

Medication Theft in Nursing Homes

Opioid addiction is at record levels in the United States and globally. Because of the very high demand for opioid medications, nursing home residents are now among the top targets for medication theft. Elderly residents not only take many medications, but due to declining health and unfavorable prognoses, they may be more frequently prescribed opioid Read More…

Why Are There So Many Falls in Nursing Homes?

They took care of us when we were young and now it’s time for us to do our best to take care of our elderly loved ones when they are growing fragile and more vulnerable. Unfortunately, even the best nursing home facilities allow a surprising number of patients to endure serious falls, and falls are Read More…

What Resources May be Used to Prevent Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse targets some of our country’s most vulnerable citizens. An estimated 5 million senior citizens are victims of elder abuse each year, harming our elderly family members and friends in ways that may cost them their financial security, their dignity, or even their lives. Many cases go unreported because, for some seniors, this type Read More…

The Most Common Types of Financial Fraud Against Senior Citizens

Elder abuse is a broad category. It can cover physical abuse and neglect of the elderly in nursing homes or by at-home caregivers and relatives. Taking advantage of senior citizens in order to commit financial fraud against them to take their money is also a form of elder abuse and it’s shockingly common in Arizona Read More…

Are Nursing Homes Liable for Falls?

Yes, nursing homes are generally liable for falls if they breach their general or medical duty of care. Under these circumstances, you can file a compensation claim on behalf of your family and loved one for breaches that resulted in injury and financial losses. Always get legal advice if you think assisted living negligence or Read More…

What Is the Difference Between Elder Abuse & Elder Neglect?

The main difference between elder abuse and elder neglect is usually intent. Elder abuse is when care providers intentionally harm patients, while elder negligence results from a duty of care breach. Some elder abuse cases can become elder negligence matters, especially when management fails to remedy the abuse. In this article, a Phoenix assisted living Read More…

What Are the Most Common Complaints About Nursing Homes?

Common complaints about nursing homes include poor food quality, sleep disruptions, social isolation, inadequate staffing, and elder abuse. While possibly harmless, these complaints could also signify abuse or neglect. Ensure you investigate any forms of mistreatment, especially if they result in physical or mental injuries. In this article, a Phoenix assisted living neglect lawyer discusses Read More…

Validity of Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

Nursing home admission can be stressful and somewhat intimidating. There is an overwhelming amount of paperwork to sign and fill out.  Many soon-to-be residents and their loved ones have little or no idea that one of the standard forms in the admission packet is a “Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreement.” What is a Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreement? A Read More…

Elder Abuse Risk Factors

Elder abuse is prevalent across the United States and occurs every day here in Arizona.  In order to end elder abuse, we as a community must first understand the problem and learn to identify the risk factors associated with this devastating crime against the elderly. What is Elder Abuse? The Center For Disease Control (CDC) Read More…

Spotting Emotional Abuse of Elders

Elder abuse is at epidemic levels in the United States.  Elder abuse comes in many forms, including but not limited to physical, financial, emotional and psychological, and sexual abuse. Some elder abuse, like physical abuse, is easier to identify and treat than other types.  Emotional and psychological elder abuse are more difficult to detect and Read More…

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