Tag: Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Some of the most notorious cases of elder abuse occur in nursing homes. Nursing homes are intended to provide much needed assistance in caring for the elderly when they become too infirm to take care of themselves. Family members of the elderly rely on nursing homes to provide a safe environment for their mothers, fathers, […]

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Help Prevent Elder Abuse, Know the Signs and Report

Help Prevent Elder Abuse, Know the Signs and Report

One in thirteen senior citizens in New York alone is the victim of elder abuse. A 2010 study on the prevalence of elder abuse states that for every reported case, 24 cases go unreported. Often, senior citizens will not report to the authorities that they are being abused because they are embarrassed or feel humiliated […]

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Who is There to Stop Elder Abuse?

Who is There to Stop Elder Abuse?

In a recent article by the Associated Press, a Lake Oswego, Oregon woman suffering from dementia was robbed by her only living relative. The niece, who had access to her aunt’s finances, stole $350,000 from her–money that was supposed to be used for her aunt’s assisted-living facility payments. The niece used the money to purchase […]

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Elder Abuse: The Need for Communication

Elder Abuse: The Need for Communication

Caring for elderly family members is imperative, especially considering that many elders are unable to voice their grievances if they are being harmed. Many people reluctantly place elderly family members in assisted living facilities, prompted by monetary considerations or health issues, even though they prefer to care for their loved ones personally. That is why […]

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