Recent Posts in Elder Abuse Category

  • Nursing Home Abuse: Common Types, Prevention, and More

    Say you’re going to visit your mother in the nursing home and she doesn’t seem herself. But this isn’t just one of her out-of-the blue bad days – no, you suspect that something much sinister is going on. She seems withdrawn, nervous, and won’t eat for you. If this is the case, you may have abuse happening right under your nose and will have to do your best to figure out where to turn next. Now you ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Basics

    The elderly are unfortunately subjected to abusive situations in some cases as they age and become less able to stand up for themselves. This may be very disturbing to imagine, but it happens more than you may think. In information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 older adults over age 60 are abused and neglected every year. However, even more ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics and Data

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have estimated that nearly two million people age 65 or older are currently residents of a nursing home. There are over 16,000 operating in the U.S. However, the number of elderly people living in nursing homes is only going to increase as time goes on. Many have come to the unfortunate realization that these elderly people may not ...
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  • Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Injuries

    Under the Department of Health and Human Services, there is a division known as The Administration on Aging. They have cleverly named a definition of elder abuse as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.” As you may know, the elderly are vulnerably when they have become dependent on care from a ...
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  • Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Injury or Abuse: What Can Be Done?

    Everybody is always using a recognizable phrase: Respect your elders. Unfortunately, it is a known fact that, each year, more and more elderly people are falling victim to abuse in nursing home settings. More than 1.5 million people are currently residing in nursing homes; however, with this growing population comes the risk of neglect taking place. The abuse is actually somewhat common, with 10% ...
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  • Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Injuries: Common Questions and Answers

    Many people are unfamiliar with the facts of elder abuse and nursing home injuries. However, these problems are more common than many may think; according to the United States Department of Justice, about 11 percent of all elder persons are abused each year. In the United States there are more than 40 million people over the age of 65, meaning that at least 4 million elderly adults are abused each ...
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  • Elder Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

    Many people are unaware of the abuse and neglect elderly adults in nursing home are subjected to every day in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 500,000 adults over the age of 60 are abused or neglected each year. Unfortunately, these numbers may underestimate the severity of the problem, since many of the victims of nursing home abuse and ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse

    More than 2.5 million Americans live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and every year too many of these vulnerable people die from preventable conditions, such as malnutrition, dehydration, or infections caused by bedsores. Thousands more are injured, exploited or maltreated. It’s hard enough to put your loved one in a care facility, but when you hear about nursing home abuse, it can ...
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  • Was your loved one abused in a nursing home?

    Everyone hopes to be treated with care and respect in old age – not to mention that everyone deserves to be treated with care and respect in old age. While it is never an easy decision to make, sometimes admitting a loved one to a nursing home is the best way to ensure that he or she receives the specialized treatment needed to make life more comfortable – sometimes it is the only answer. As more ...
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  • My Mother Has Gangrene

    How did my mother develop gangrene? She’s under the care of professionals in a local nursing home. Gangrene is the death of tissue caused by the lack of blood supply. It can affect a small area of skin or a finger or toe. Sometimes it can spread to an entire limb such as an arm, foot, or leg. Dry gangrene occurs when the blood supply has been decreased or completely cut off. It is a slow process ...
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  • Don't Stand For Elder Abuse

    ere you at the point where you could no longer take care of your ailing father? Does he need extra help with the everyday tasks of living? Did you need to put him in a nursing home? When you took him to the facility, you did so because you wanted the best for him – and expected that the staff would provide caring and compassionate assistance and treatment. Did you trust that nursing home to care ...
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