Close to one million people in America live in nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Most of them are not abused or neglected ¾ but even one victim of nursing home abuse is one too many....more
Earlier we discussed forms of elder abuse. Another form of elder abuse is the dangerous conditions maintained by some caregivers who neglect their responsibilities for keeping seniors and disabled individuals safe. In recent...more
In This Issue:
- Silent Epidemic
- Types of Abuse
- Know the Red Flags
- Excerpt from Learn to Spot the Red Flags of Elder Abuse: Abuse of Elderly a Growing Concern in Aging America:
Right now, millions of...more
Our elders are often afraid, and not always capable of reporting the abuse that they are suffering. While more than 500,000 cases of elder abuse are reported every year in the United States, millions more go unreported....more
The Georgia Senate is investigating elder abuse problems. Reports of elder abuse jumped 22% since 2007, according to sources cooperating with the senate. The problem is only expected to get worse as people continue to live...more
Two Las Cruces, New Mexico women have been charged with criminal neglect after police found their elderly relative trapped in a trailer, with her toes gnawed off by animals.
“[The animals] had completely eaten or removed...more
People get hurt, become ill or grow old and need help caring for themselves. It happens all the time. Unfortunately, they don't always get the care they need and deserve. When that happens, medical malpractice and other legal...more
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