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Nursing Home Abuse

What Types of Compensation Are Available for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse or neglect is an all-too-common occurrence in Virginia. Although we trust nursing home facilities to take care of our loved ones at the end of their lives, nursing home residents remain particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect…

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Report Nursing Home Abuse

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Virginia: A Guide

The decision to move your elderly parent or vulnerable loved one into an assisted care facility is never an easy one. You and your family must put a tremendous amount of trust into the hands of nursing home staff and…

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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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