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  • Dementia Patient Abuse

    Dementia Patient Abuse in Long-Term Care Facilities

    February 7, 2022 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse

    Nursing home abuse is sadly all too common. It can be particularly harmful to patients suffering from cognitive deficits and declines, such as those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, among other related conditions. If your loved one is living in a nursing home or other long term care facility, and you notice a change in their…

  • Elder Financial Abuse

    Elder Financial Abuse and the Burdens Associated With It

    September 28, 2021 by Carrie Capouellez| Elder abuse

    Our elderly loved ones deserve to live out the latter part of their lives in peace and security, not in fear of their lives, which makes elder abuse inexcusable. One of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse these days is elder financial abuse, in which someone either improperly or illegally takes or uses a senior’s money or property without their permission, or without them even realizing they were taken. In most states elder financial abuse is a crime, which means seniors have many methods at their disposal to deal with a scammer who takes their money.

  • Elderly woman and grandchild

    Older Americans Month: Safety Tips For Protecting The Elderly

    Those who have provided care for an elderly individual understand first-hand the trials associated with the role of senior citizen caregiver. Emotions felt by caregivers range wide and run deep as many now reverse roles with senior loved ones and assume the role of nurturer. This phase of life is no doubt new territory, and…

  • Heat-Related Illnesses

    Hot Weather Injury Risks For Nursing Home Patients

    Hot weather is hazardous, and senior citizens are particularly prone to its dangers, including heat-related illness. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion can have devastating consequences. You may think that since most nursing home residents are sedentary, how can they overheat? During the summer months when temperatures can rise into triple digits, elderly people who…

  • reported elder abuse

    Increase In Reported Elder Abuse In Pennsylvania

    August 27, 2018 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse

    If you happen to have an elderly family member in the care of a nurse or caregiver, you’d often think they are in good hands. Unfortunately, when a medical professional neglects to take the proper steps to ensure patient safety, patients can pay the price with their health and sometimes their lives. This is true for Pennsylvania, whose Department of Health recently reported an increase in elder abuse cases.