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The elderly population keeps growing in Florida

The odds of elder abuse in Florida keep going up, if only for the reason that the elderly population is growing. Florida is a very popular destination for the elderly, and many of them need -- or will need -- care and assistance of one sort or another. These dependent relationships make them vulnerable to abuse.

Verbal abuse activates same brain circuits as physical abuse

Elder abuse takes many forms. Some abuse is physical, while other instances of abuse are verbal. Traditionally, many people have brushed off verbal abuse as being less important than physical abuse. However, studies of the human brain have shown that they're actually very similar.

Get help for negligent hiring that led to injuries or death

Elder abuse is something that shouldn't happen in America. There are many great medical professionals who do all they can to protect their patients. Sadly, some nursing homes don't do what they need to do to make sure the people they hire won't cause harm to their patients.

Why do the elderly suffer more from financial abuse?

The elderly are certainly at risk when it comes to financial abuse. A lot of scams specifically target them. One part of the reason is that they often have excess money -- you can't scam someone who doesn't have what you want -- and scammers target their life savings. Another part of the issue, though, is that they really are more susceptible.

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