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Elder Abuse

What to Know About Nursing Home Awareness Day

When an elderly loved one begins requiring around-the-clock care, family members often place them into nursing homes, expecting that they’ll receive care with the dignity and respect they deserve. Sadly, nursing home abuse is rampant in the United States and around the world. Distressed family members filed over 15,000 abuse and neglect cases in 2020 Read More…

Where Can Elder Abuse Occur?

Our elderly loved ones are vulnerable to many types of abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. Often, elderly family members are physically or cognitively unable to report their own abuse. Over 15,000 cases of elderly abuse were reported in 2020 alone. Even worse, research suggests that for every reported case of abuse, as Read More…

What Are the Different Types of Elder Abuse?

Our elderly loved ones are often as vulnerable as young children, yet their decades of experience, work, and care mean they deserve the utmost respect and consideration of their dignity. No matter how carefully a family researches facilities in their area and within their budgets, elder abuse statistics remain staggering. In 2020 alone, there were Read More…

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Our elderly loved ones are precious and deserve to safely live out their remaining years with comfort, dignity, and respect. Often their medical needs eventually go beyond what family members can safely address at home, so their loved ones spend time and money finding the best nursing home facilities within their budget, trusting that their Read More…

How Can Nursing Home Understaffing Put Your Loved One at Risk?

We all want the best care for our elderly loved ones, but sometimes a lack of adequate staffing in the nursing home environment results in serious harm. While most people think of nursing home abuse as occurring when dangerous staff members purposefully harm patients, nursing home injuries more often occur due to serious forms of Read More…

Dehydration While in Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know

Our aging parents and elderly relatives spent much of their lives nurturing us and caring for our well-being. When it’s time to care for them during their most vulnerable years, we expect a nursing home staff to treat our loved ones with the scrupulous care and respect they deserve.  The elderly should never suffer from Read More…

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…

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