Facts About Elder Abuse

Chicago, IL-The news is replete with stories of child abuse, animal abuse and spousal abuse, but there is one type of abuse that is often ignored; elder abuse. The number of seniors is growing and by 2050, people aged 65 and older will make…

States Move Towards Tighter Regulations for Home Care Aides

Louisville, KY- Over the next few decades, the elderly will for the first time in history outnumber their younger counter parts. Many of those in the growing elderly population will land in long-term care facilities and others will require need…

North Carolina Assisted Care Facility Fined After Fall Causes Patient’s Death

Wilmington, NC- An assisted living facility in the Wilmington area has been fined and cited after a patient fell and died of their injuries three to four days later. The Hermitage House, an assisted living facility in Castle Hayne, was fined…

Feds Take Steps to Protect Elderly from Financial Exploitation

Washington, D.C. - Lawmakers in Washington were shocked by revelations, brought to light by an a investigation by USA Today, which showed rampant mismanagement of nursing home resident’s trust funds. And now lawmakers are pushing for increased…

Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Looming Epidemic

Louisville, KY- Our senior years are supposed to be our golden years where we enjoy the fruits of our labor and enjoy our remaining days. But unfortunately for some seniors, especially those who need others to help them meet their daily needs,…

Oregon Assisted-Care Hit with Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit after Resident is Abused

Eugene, OR- An assisted-living facility in north Eugene is facing a $3 million dollar civil suit after one of their residents was sexually assaulted by another patient. This is the second time Sierra Oaks Residential and Memory Care has failed…

Kentucky Man Denies Allegations of Abusing Nursing Home Resident

Lexington, KY- A former nursing aide at a Lexington long term care facility denies allegations that he sexually abused a female resident of Cambridge Place Health Care. Frank Hicks, a 49 year-old caretaker at the facility was arrested in April…

Disabled and Elderly Adults Were Subjected to “Unspeakable” Acts in Georgia Care Facility

Columbus, GA-Investigations into a long-term care facility in Columbus have revealed a pattern of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation and now the facilities owner and several employees are facing criminal charges. Sheryl Drakeford, facility…

Kentucky Governor Works to Improve State’s Nursing Homes

Louisville, KY- In recent survey conducted by an elderly advocacy group, nursing homes and other long term care facilities in Kentucky received low grades which elicited demands to improve the quality of care. After receiving letters from advocates,…

Financial Exploitation Swindles Seniors Out of Billions Each Year

Wyoming-The elderly can face numerous abuses both in their homes and long term care facilities, but a growing concern is financial exploitation. A large majority of elder abuse cases involve financial exploitation and costs the elderly billions…