Has COVID-19 Increased the Risk of Elder Abuse? Elder abuse was a serious public health problem well before COVID-19 hit the United States; however, the outbreak has only intensified the risk for seniors. With many states still maintaining social distancing and other limitations, much of the elderly population has had to face the ongoing pandemic…

Common Signs of Bad Nursing Homes When you make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, you put a lot of trust in the facility and its caregivers. You expect them to treat your loved one with the care, respect, and dignity they deserve at this stage of their life. Unfortunately,…

The Effects of Elder Neglect Elder neglect is a serious public health concern that’s more common than you might think. In fact, at least 10% of Americans over the age of 60 will experience some form of elder abuse each year. The majority of these individuals reside in institutional settings like nursing homes and assisted…

Elder Abuse Prevention & Detection Abuse against the elderly population is a growing concern as Americans are living longer today than ever before. Millions of elderly adults are victims of abuse each year. More than half of these elderly abuse cases go unreported to authorities. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 6 seniors are…

A Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse Each year, thousands of adults over 60 experience some form of elder abuse. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), 1 in 6 seniors have been abused in community settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you’re concerned about your elderly loved one being abused, taking the following…

Proving Fault in Nursing Home Neglect Cases Nursing home injuries are often the result of neglect by one or more caregivers in the facility. If your loved one received an injury in a nursing home, contacting a lawyer is a great first step to stopping the abuse and holding the caregiver responsible for their negligence….

6 Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Home Facilities   In 2018, the World Health Organization(WHO) reported that 1 in 6 people over the age of 60 were abused in community facilities. However, only 1 in 24 cases of abuse are ever reported to authorities. Victims are often afraid to come forward with their grievances,…

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