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Would you recognize the signs of senior sexual abuse?

One issue you may not think you have to worry about when placing your elderly parent or loved one in a nursing home is sexual abuse. Unbeknownst to you and many people in the Aventura area, seniors are at risk of being sexually assaulted by nursing home staff. You may think your parent is safe in her or his nursing home, but the truth of the matter is, many older people are abused by the very people who are supposed to care for them. 

Elder abuse may expand with the population

There are many causes of elder abuse, and there are many types of bad behavior in which it can take form. Although experts believe that the majority of abuse takes place in a senior citizen's own home at the hands of family or in-home caregivers, it is also a major concern in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Son charged with financial abuse of nursing home-bound mother

Although nursing homes can be the site of elder abuse and caregivers can be guilty of related crimes, the problem also exists in the home. Anywhere that elders and their reactions to events can be hidden from public view is a possible site for abuse, which thrives on secrecy.

Legal issues surround Florida nursing home prohibition

Nursing homes and other residential facilities that offer long-term care are home to a diverse group of senior citizens with a large array of physical needs. The most typical legal issue that occurs around nursing homes is the possibility of abuse or neglect on the part of caregivers or administrators.

Florida politician proposes nationwide elder abuse tracking

Elder abuse is a major problem in the United States, where the crime is so underreported that there are few reliable statistics. It is believed that elder abuse largely happens in the home, where violence and humiliation can happen beyond the view of neighbors or the public.

Lack of reporting makes nursing home abuse worse

Nursing homes make it possible to care for senior citizens with efficiency and respect. This is vital for people who have limited abilities to care for themselves. Regrettably, some caregivers and visitors to these facilities can take advantage of this situation.

Sepsis and broken bones are key signs of nursing home abuse

Nursing homes are meant to be restful places where patients and senior residents can expect a peaceful and supportive environment. This need is so crucial that any breach of trust by a nursing home visitor or caregiver must be reported to the appropriate authorities for the good of the victim and the community.

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