Protecting Your Loved Ones from Elder AbuseNovember 7, 2022 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse
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…
Dementia Patient Abuse in Long-Term Care FacilitiesFebruary 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 and the Burdens Associated With ItSeptember 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.
Hot Weather Injury Risks For Nursing Home PatientsJuly 10, 2019 by Carrie Capouellez| Elder abuse,Nursing home abuse
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…
Tips For Hiring In-Home Help For Your Loved OneDecember 18, 2017 by James McHugh, Jr.| Elder abuse
Some elderly people are unable to fully care for themselves, but do not wish to enter a nursing home; therefore, hiring in-home help is a great solution. Individuals can maintain their independence while being looked after by a professional. However, it is important to ensure anyone you hire can be trusted with your loved ones.