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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Why Elders Are Vulnerable to Abuse

When it’s time to put your elderly loved one in the hands of a nursing home or professional caregiver, you trust that he or she will be treated respectfully and …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Confinement and Isolation: Types of Elder Abuse

When you seek the assistance of a professional caregiver or look into moving your elderly loved one into a nursing home, you expect them to be treated well and provided …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Where to Report Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been abused, neglected, or exploited in any way, you can and should file a report. By advocating for them, you can …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Nursing home abuse takes several forms—physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as well as financial exploitation or neglect—and with one in ten elders in the United States experiencing abuse, there is …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Home Residents

Moving your elderly loved one to a nursing home or other care facility is a challenging decision, but you can be comforted by the knowledge that they will be provided …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Fall Injuries: A Sign of Neglect

The leading cause of serious injury and death for adults age 65 and older in the United States? Preventable falls. Nursing homes have a responsibility to consistently supervise elderly residents …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Four Types of Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

It’s horrible to imagine someone taking advantage of your elderly loved one’s financial situation, but the unfortunate reality is that is happens all the time. Studies on financial abuse and …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

How to Speak to Your Elderly Loved One About Nursing Home Abuse

The elderly population, especially those residing in nursing homes and dependent on staff care, are vulnerable to abuse at tragic rates in the United States. This abuse can take many …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Federal and Indiana Nursing Home Laws You Need to Know

As your family members get older, it is sometimes necessary to move them into a nursing home. You can do all of the research that you want to decide on …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Moves Online

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. It isn’t restricted to physical violence and can include numerous varieties of psychological and emotional abuse. Abuse takes advantage of a person to their …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

When to Sue for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The grounds for suing for nursing home abuse can be cut-and-dry in both the eyes of the court and the public because it is, unfortunately, very common. In fact, 40% of …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

How to Know If You Can File a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

After you’ve discovered nursing home abuse, you might not know how to file a nursing home abuse claim—all you know is that you have to act fast. When elder abuse is …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Three Steps to Take When You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, elder abuse is defined as abuse or neglect by caregivers or other persons of those age 60 or older. Unfortunately, …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse: A Concern in Indiana

The abuse of senior citizens has become a serious concern. Many people have come to recognize that this is an issue that needs to be addressed, but there’s a problem: …

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Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

Nursing Homes Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Investigators with the inspector general’s office of the Health and Human Services Department have discovered that nursing homes are ill prepared to protect their frail residents during a natural disaster. …

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