Nursing Home Abuse Justice Team

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Mandated Reporting Laws for Elder Abuse

Mandated elder abuse reporting laws require individuals to report cases where an older American may have been abused or neglected. These laws typically affect nursing home staff members, medical professionals, and other caretakers. All states have mandated elder abuse reporting laws. Reporting can help to save lives, especially when a senior is in a dangerous… Read More

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Elder Abuse Restraining Orders

Older Americans may file a restraining order against a caregiver or a family member who has abused them. They should gather the evidence needed to meet the burden of proof and contact a local law enforcement agency. Elder abuse restraining orders can save lives. Restraining Orders for Elder Abuse Explained A restraining order is a… Read More

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Government Ends Coronavirus Ban on Nursing Home Visits

Nursing homes are opening to visitors again after an announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). New rules will be put in place to protect nursing home residents and visitors from the coronavirus. Both residents and visitors need to stay aware of the new precautions so that they can stay safe. Nursing… Read More

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Examples of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Nursing home abuse takes place every day and comes in many forms. By exploring recent examples of abuse and neglect in nursing homes, you can stay informed about this growing problem. You can also take steps to prevent the scenarios described below from happening to your loved one. See recent examples of nursing home abuse.… Read More

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Power of Attorney and Elder Abuse: Why Seniors Are at Risk

When someone with power of attorney uses it to steal money from a senior, it may be considered abuse. Lawyers, family members, friends, nursing home staff, and even strangers can commit this type of elder abuse. Know the signs so that you can identify and stop power of attorney elder abuse before it has lasting… Read More

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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

Elder Financial Abuse: The True Cost of Abuse

A Milwaukee woman walked away from felony charges with no punishment — other than a tarnished reputation — after she allegedly pilfered thousands of dollars from the 83-year-old woman she was hired to care for. The court dropped the case against the accused woman because her client’s increased dementia made her unable to testify. Dishonest… Read More