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Debunking elder abuse myths to improve your awareness

Protecting elder loved ones has become a common goal among Florida residents. These family members are often quite vulnerable due to age itself, illness or injury. Finding a safe place for elders to live and thrive is important for families who cannot open their own homes to aging relatives. While nursing home abuse and neglect are concerns, it is crucial to make sure you do not fall victim to some of the common myths that surround elder abuse.

Legal team alleges that suffocating woman was being abused

A woman in a nursing home was only able to breathe well with the help of a breathing tube and a vent system. However, that tube became disconnected, and the entire event was caught on tape. Now, her family and legal team say that the staff was abusing her and letting her suffocate..

Plea deal means former nurse isn't on sex offender registry

A 49-year-old man accused of committing a lewd act on a disabled patient will not spend any time in jail and will not have to register on the Florida Sex Offender Registry. The man was originally charged with lewd and lascivious molestation upon a disabled person, but pleaded no contest to committing an unnatural and lascivious act and battery -- both misdemeanor charges.

Take quick action when you suspect nursing home abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem for the elderly men and women who call these communities home. Sadly, there are people who obtain jobs in nursing homes just to prey on the vulnerable residents. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you should be aware that abuse does happen so that you can take swift action if you notice signs that something is wrong.

Florida nurse investigated after sexual abuse accusations

Coworkers claim that a nurse in Panama City Beach performed sexual acts with more than one resident at the Provision Living nursing home. He is now being investigated based on those allegations, with the Florida Department of Health carrying out the investigation. The Bay County Sheriff's Office is also involved.

Psychological abuse risk factors for the elderly

Nursing home abuse can take many forms. While people often think of physical or even sexual abuse first, it's important to consider psychological abuse as well. This type of abuse can cause unneeded stress or emotional distress, perhaps even leading to depression and other serious issues.

3 nursing home employees are alleged to neglected resident

Three former employees of Cherokee Heath and Rebab, a Centre, Alabama, nursing home were arrested on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 on suspicion of having engaged in elder abuse of an 84-year old resident where they worked. The state's attorney general announced the charges after all three women had been successfully taken into custody earlier that day.

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