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What Is Elder Medication Abuse?

According to AARP, older adults take an average of 4.5 medications each month, and that amount tends to increase with age. When an elder in a nursing home or other …

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What Does Elder Neglect Look Like?

Elder abuse comes in many forms—financial, physical, sexual, and emotional—and each are harrowing in their own way. However, the most common type of elder abuse is something you may not …

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Where Does Elder Abuse Happen?

Elder abuse isn’t limited to just nursing homes—it can happen anywhere an elderly person lives or spends time. Place such as the elder’s home, the home of a relative, an …

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What Is Nursing Home and Elder Abuse?

Abuse is a frightening and common reality for elders across the United States. The victims are often silent, whether due to fear of retaliation, embarrassment, social isolation, or communication difficulties. …

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How Do I Choose a Nursing Home?

When it’s time to move your elderly loved one into a long-term care facility, you need to do your research. Abuse is a reality for approximately 10 percent of people …

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Can Nursing Home Residents Be Sexually Abused?

“It’s happening all over the country.” A 2017 CNN report helped bring media attention to an issue that is not discussed nearly enough: sexual abuse in nursing homes. If someone …

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What Evidence Do I Need to Prove Nursing Home Abuse?

You suspect your elderly loved one has been abused, identify the warning signs, and take appropriate action. However, even though you are sure of what has happened, you must prove …

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Are the Elderly Vulnerable to Financial Exploitation and Abuse?

Older adults are, unfortunately, more prone to financial abuse and exploitation than other age group. Between 5 and 20 percent of people 65 and older in the United States have …

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Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse can be difficult to identify—and equally difficult to discuss with your elderly loved one. Bedsores are one warning sign of neglect. You can help keep them safe …

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How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?

If you have discovered that your elderly loved one was abused in a nursing home or residential facility, you are probably scared and angry. Figuring out what to do when …

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What Are the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Elder abuse can be defined as an intentional cause of injury, intimidation, confinement, deprivation of service or care, or punishment that results in physical or mental pain to an elder. …

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