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What is Nursing Home Abuse and How to Stop It?
Sep06

What is Nursing Home Abuse and How to Stop It?

A recent government inspection discovered that nursing home abuse is happening to residents and many abuse cases are not being reported to authorities. An audit found more than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients were unreported to police, revealing that Medicare is failing to enforce federal law that requires nursing homes to report incidents within 24 hours of it happening. In cases where...

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Senior Spousal Abuse: Triggers, Signs, and Taking Action
May04

Senior Spousal Abuse: Triggers, Signs, and Taking Action

Senior spousal abuse, closely related to domestic violence, is one of the many types of elder abuse. The abuse experienced is similar to that of younger victims, but can also become more serious with age. “Domestic violence grown old” is the idea that abuse in earlier years can lead to a continuation of abuse in elder years. Identifying senior spousal abuse can be difficult, especially if you don’t often to interact with those...

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Causes of Elder Abuse and How it Can Be Prevented
Feb08

Causes of Elder Abuse and How it Can Be Prevented

When you think of seniors, you may picture your elderly parents, your grandparents, maybe a sweet next-door neighbor. It’s hard to imagine anything harmful happening to them, which is why the idea of abuse among the older generation is almost unthinkable. But elder abuse is real, and understanding why it happens can help with its prevention. Why Does Elder Abuse Happen? There is no definite answer to why elder abuse, or any abuse for...

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The Cost of Elder Financial Exploitation
Jan09

The Cost of Elder Financial Exploitation

We all know that seniors are likely to be victims of various financial abuse scams. What we don’t know is how big of a problem elder financial exploitation is. Without national data, it is hard to determine the scope of the issue. Various studies have shown conflicting statistics regarding elder financial exploitation. If elder financial abuse is such a growing and common problem, where are the resources to recognize and curb this...

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Recognizing Elder Abuse: Types and Signs
Dec10

Recognizing Elder Abuse: Types and Signs

Seniors can be some of the most resilient people on the planet, though that doesn’t mean they’re immune to a range of targeted exploitation. It’s a startling statistic, but according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), 1 in 10 seniors have experienced some form of elder abuse. With nearly 5 million seniors in danger of abuse each year, recognizing elder abuse can be the first step to keep seniors out of...

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