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Financial Elder Abuse: Manipulation of Those With Cognitive Impairment

There seem to be more and more instances about how someone in a family or an individual in a trusted position, manipulates an elder with dementia […]

1.5 Million Elders Are Abused, Mistreated or Victimized Each year

The United States estimates that over 1.5 million senior citizens are abused, mistreated or victimized by family members, friends, caregivers or others they may come in […]

Nursing Home Abuse in the State of California:  Elder Abuse Statistics

Nursing Home Abuse in California There are over 1,200 nursing homes in California. The state estimates that nearly 43% of California’s elder population will use a […]

How to Prevent Elder Abuse

It’s important to recognize the signs of elder abuse, but there are things that caregivers and older adults can do to avoid situations where elder abuse […]

The Misuse of Psychoactive Drugs:  Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

In 2007, Dr. David Graham, a drug safety expert with the FDA, testified before Congress and stated that approximately 15,000 people die each year in U.S. […]

Respiratory System Problems Are Not Uncommon in the Elder Population

As we get older it is not uncommon to develop complications involving our respiratory system. Many elderly patients in nursing home care will require breathing tubes […]

Elder Abuse is Just Not “OK”

Sometimes people just need to know it’s not OK. Getting out the information about what may or may not be elder abuse is the mission of […]

Seattle Times Investigates the Adult Family Home Industry

By Michael J. Berens – Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle Times’ investigative series | Seniors for Sale Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered the Department of Social […]

Washington Voters Overwhelming Approve Increasing Training for Long Term Care Workers

Recently, the Seattle Times newspaper began a series of reports, entitled “Seniors for Sale,” by reporter Michael Berens, on abuse and neglect of elderly residents in […]

Michigan Elder Abuse Protection Woefully Understaffed

Whether they’re suffering as relatives pilfer money from their Social Security checks or experiencing outright physical beatings, Michigan elders know the state could do more to […]

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