Know the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Exploitation

Elder abuse and exploitation is a serious and growing problem in the United States. Around 1 in 10 senior Americans experience abuse. Abuse affects elderly individuals of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It can take many forms including physical, emotional, sexual, or financial exploitation, and robs elderly victims of their dignity and security. […]

How Elderly Bed Sores Occur and Steps for Preventing Them

In nursing homes, between 8% to 28% of elderly individuals experience bed sores. This is a major concern for elderly care since bed sores can become dangerous and even life-threatening if not properly treated. Bed sores are extremely painful and uncomfortable, and elderly individuals may find it difficult to move or communicate their discomfort. This […]

Is your loved one suffering emotional abuse in a nursing home?

Nursing home abuse can happen in a variety of ways. While physical abuse might be the most obvious and clearly visible form of abuse, emotional or psychological abuse is equally rampant in nursing homes. Emotional abuse in a nursing home can be perpetrated by the caregiver, volunteer or any other staff working at the facility. The abuse […]

Gaslighting is a hidden risk to elderly nursing home residents

The physical abuse of elderly people gets a lot of attention, and rightly so, in the media. However, abuse can take many forms, each as harmful as the next. Psychological abuse, in general, is a huge risk to those residing in a nursing home. However, gaslighting can make elderly people question their very sanity. What […]

Family of elderly woman fatally stung by fire ants wins lawsuit

In 2020, Georgia state lawmakers implemented a number of reforms in response to reports of elder neglect and abuse at facilities across the state, including some of the pricier, private ones. A number of these cases were brought to light in a series in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Now a Gwinnett County jury has weighed in […]

Knowing the status of a nursing home resident is essential

Having parents or an elderly relative with declining health may require them to live in a Georgia nursing home. Checking on them periodically to ensure that they are being treated right is essential, especially with the lack of thorough inspections in these facilities over the past year. Nursing homes must meet specific federal guidelines and […]