Category: Nursing Home Abuse

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What Percentage of Elder Abuse Is Done by Family Members?

Family members commit elder abuse in nearly 6 out of 10 cases, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Other studies found that family members are the most common perpetrators of nearly every type of elder abuse. Learn how to keep an older person you love safe. Family and the Problem of Elder Abuse… Read More

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Because the state of Illinois ranks last in terms of nursing home staffing levels, employees are often overworked and very stressed. This dangerous combination is unfortunately linked with high rates of nursing home abuse in Illinois. Fortunately, those abused in Illinois nursing homes may be able to take legal action. Recent Nursing Home Abuse Cases… Read More

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Outright Abuse in Nursing Homes

Outright abuse in nursing homes occurs when staff members inflict physical, sexual, or emotional harm to residents. This makes outright abuse slightly different from nursing home neglect, which typically happens when a lack of care leads to harm. Thankfully, those hurt by neglect or outright abuse in nursing homes can pursue justice and compensation. What… Read More

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Abuse and Neglect Training in Nursing Homes

More nursing homes are investing in abuse and neglect training to combat harmful situations. The training is usually provided to nursing home employees, but it can also be given to medical providers and nurses. Abuse and neglect training aims to prevent cases of senior neglect in nursing homes, and has a track record of success… Read More

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Elder Abuse by Family Members vs. Nursing Home Staff Members

Elder abuse is extremely dangerous, whether it is committed by nursing home staff members or family members. Elder abuse can physically, emotionally, or financially harm older adults, and can even lead to death. See how you can take action against both elder abuse by family members and nursing home abuse. Differences Between Elder Abuse and… 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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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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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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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