Year: 2016

Financial Fleecing of the Elderly

Most people are reluctant to hand over their hard-earned cash, but things change when elderly relatives become dependent on others. A 2011 study organized by the insurance company MetLife found that seniors lose $2.9 billion annually due to financial abuse. Other...

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Why Bedsores Matter

Bedsores affect approximately 2.5 million patients annually. The condition occurs most often in seniors, but it also affects younger adults with limited mobility. Bedsores are sometimes called pressure ulcers because they develop when pressure limits blood flow to the...

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3 Ways to Spot Nursing Home Abuse

Make it your job to check on your elderly relatives. Visit them often to be sure that they’re receiving quality treatment. By following these steps, you can prevent nursing home abuse and identify problems before they impact your loved one’s well-being. 1. Visiting...

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Elder Care Abuse is NOT Just Physical

Elder abuse is a deplorable and inexcusable crime that goes unreported far too often. Abuse may go unnoticed even when there are physical injuries. Unfortunately, signs of psychological abuse are more difficult to detect. Family members are responsible for nine out of...

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