How Common is Elder Abuse?

By |2022-05-17T20:15:50-07:00May 18th, 2022|

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that at least 10% of older adults age 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse in a given year. Unfortunately, some of these victims simultaneously experience more than one type of abuse: physical, financial, sexual, psychological and neglect. Not only does elder

Designate Trusted Contacts to Prevent Financial Abuse

By |2022-04-13T08:12:03-07:00April 7th, 2022|

As technology has become more prevalent in our daily lives, financial abuse against seniors has been become even easier. One way to enable your financial advisors and banks to protect you against cybercrime and financial scams is to identify the people in your life whom you trust most regarding your personal or financial matters. While

How to Recognize Signs of Abuse in a Person with Alzheimer’s

By |2022-03-10T12:44:29-08:00March 9th, 2022|

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it takes time for the family to learn what the "normal" behaviors and activities look like. In addition, this disease causes changes that develop over time, resulting in a situation where the person is very different than they were in the past. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's abuse cases

Are Nursing Homes Safe During the Omicron Surge?

By |2022-02-09T11:44:16-08:00February 16th, 2022|

“Two weeks to flatten the curve” has turned into nearly two years of living with a worldwide pandemic. It’s common to see news reports about the latest COVID-19 variants, with Omicron being the most recent concern everywhere. How is the spread of Omicron affecting families, especially those with loved ones in nursing homes? Across the

How to Know If a Nursing Home Takes Claims of Abuse Seriously

By |2022-01-06T12:32:29-08:00January 12th, 2022|

Whether you’re trying to choose a nursing home for a family member or already have a loved one living in one, it’s critical to ensure that the place is proactive about monitoring and preventing abuse. Unfortunately, many types of abuse can occur in these environments, including emotional, physical, financial, sexual and neglect. Families hope that

Medication Safety in Nursing Homes: What to Watch For

By |2021-07-01T14:16:01-07:00July 14th, 2021|

Nursing homes should be places of support and safety, serving the needs of residents who require lifestyle assistance. When a family chooses a nursing home for a loved one, careful consideration is paid to location, quality care, and other factors. The nursing home staff is a critical component, given that this is where the potential

How to Report Elder Abuse Anonymously

By |2021-07-01T14:03:05-07:00July 7th, 2021|

Older adults are often at risk for various types of elder abuse. This can include physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and financial abuse. Unfortunately, these seniors can’t always protect themselves from the perpetrators. You can help by monitoring the situation and reporting any unusual activity when appropriate. It can be shocking to discover an incident of

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