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4 Key Statistics on Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is rare, but it can be extremely damaging, both physically and mentally. Sexual abuse in nursing homes may be committed by anyone — staff, other residents, or even criminals who enter the facility illegally. Get important statistics on sexual abuse in nursing homes. Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes Explained Unwanted… Read More

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Nursing Homes Residents at Higher Risk of Coronavirus

Seniors who live in nursing homes may be at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. Nursing home residents are often in close contact which allows for easier viral spread. Nursing home staff members and residents must follow strict health guidelines to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Why are Nursing Home Residents at… Read More

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The Fast-Growing Crime of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse has grown significantly as the American population has aged. In fact, it is projected that elder abuse will be the fastest-growing crime through 2025. Elder abuse can lead to serious injuries or loss of savings due to financial scams. Senior citizens and their loved ones must be vigilant and watch for any signs… Read More

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Push for Cameras to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio

Cameras in nursing homes are becoming more common. Family members who suspect their loved ones are being abused have begun putting security cameras in nursing homes to monitor their care. For example, an Ohio man used surveillance to catch nine aides abusing his mother.  Two of the aides faced criminal charges. Son Discovers Nursing Home… Read More

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700 Allegations of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Georgia

A recent investigative report uncovered widespread nursing home abuse and neglect at some of Georgia’s most expensive facilities that went unreported. Families should know the warning signs and keep close watch over loved ones living in care facilities. Widespread Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Georgia Through its “Unprotected” investigative series, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)… Read More

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Elder Financial Abuse: Is Your Senior a Victim?

In August 2019, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor and her husband lost almost all of their life savings. Their caretaker stole more than $100,000 over nearly a decade. Elder financial abuse destroys the lives of thousands of seniors each year — particularly those in nursing homes who may be unable to care for themselves. Learn how… Read More

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Illinois Governor Launches Task Force to Combat High Rates of Elder Abuse

The Illinois Department on Aging received over 20,000 reports of elder abuse-related deaths last year. This number is disturbingly high, especially since many abuse cases go unreported. The State of Illinois has created an Elder Abuse Task Force to investigate the issue and look for ways to combat elder abuse statewide. Illinois Governor Says Enough… Read More

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Nursing Home Negligence Leads to Death of Diabetic Resident

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, is a growing health problem. People with diabetes require intensive treatments to reduce their risk of developing complications such as stroke, heart disease, and hypertension. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents with diabetes do not receive the level of specialized care needed to prevent fatal… Read More