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June 2019 Archives

Why is elder neglect so hard to recognize?

Elder neglect can involve many different people, from those who are related to the elders to those hired to take care of them. It can be hard to identify neglect, especially if your loved one is trying to hide that they're being victimized. It is important that you do your best to monitor any caregiving situation and to provide the elderly person with the opportunity to give feedback on their care.

Nursing home neglect can lead to bedsores

Nursing homes are beneficial to many families. However, some specialized Florida senior living communities claim to provide the best care for their senior residents but expose their residents to a variety of safety violations that increase the risk of resident injuries, such as bedsores and infections. These facilities often cater to their own best interests and lack the appropriate resources to provide the standard and quality of care their nursing home residents require. 

How often should you visit a loved one in a nursing home?

It's devastating to find out that someone you love has been taken advantage of. It's worse when they've been hurt by the very people who were supposed to protect them. Sadly, that happens often in cases of nursing home abuse.

Frailty impacts seniors in many ways

Do you ever feel like your elderly loved one -- an aging parent, perhaps -- is simply more frail than they used to be? You can't put your finger on a specific issue or a disorder, but you know what you see. They appear frail and at a high risk for injury. You worry about things that didn't seem like a big deal before, such as a simple fall in the kitchen.

Nursing homes fail to report all instance of potential abuse

As you may suspect, the reality of nursing home abuse is that abuse and neglect are often underreported in nursing homes. Patients may fear retaliation, people may not know that their loved ones are suffering and even the staff may attempt to cover up wrongdoing.

Ageism and elder neglect

When we think about age discrimination and ageism, we often equate it with the workplace. It's the older worker who gets fired right before retirement to make room for the younger, cheaper worker. It's the person in their 50s or 60s who can't get a job, despite their experience.

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