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What are some causes of nursing home abuse?

You may trust nursing facility workers to care for your elderly loved one because you have neither space nor the ability to offer him or her full-time attention, but what happens when abuse or neglect takes place? The World Health…

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What is the difference between abuse and neglect?

Nobody likes to think about somebody hurting their loved ones, but it is important to be aware that both nursing home abuse and neglect are realities for many elderly Americans. It is important that you take responsibility and ensure that…

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Dehydration is often an early sign of nursing home neglect

If your grandmother lives in a nursing home, you expect her to receive top-quality care. Unfortunately, though, that does not always happen. In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports that more than 90% of nursing home residents have…

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Recognize and prevent emotional abuse in nursing homes

Emotional abuse is insidious because it does not leave outward physical damage, and it is especially deplorable when inflicted by Virginia nursing home staff upon residents. Elderly adults are typically intelligent enough to recognize mistreatment, yet they often internalize emotional…

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LAWS REGARDING REPORTING ELDER NEGLECT AND ABUSE

People who have elderly family members whose care needs necessitate they move to long-term care facilities know the wide array of concerns they face when selecting a nursing home or other care team. Once a person has been moved, relatives…

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