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What Factors Contribute to Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse has been an ongoing issue for many years now. While many are led to believe that nursing home staff are the only ones that are to blame for the abuse that is occurring, the fact is, “medical personnel, other patients, family,…
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Are All Bruises a Sign of Elder Abuse?

If you’ve noticed that your aging relative has acquired a few bruises on his/her body lately, it may or may not be a sign that they are being physically abused. The fact is, “easy bruising is common with age” and most bruises “are harmless…
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What are Some Signs that Indicate My Loved One is Being Verbally Abused in a Nursing Home?

It is important you become aware of what signs to look for so that you can remove your loved one from the dangerous environment they might be living in.   From the outside looking in, many families often believe that when they leave their…
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Are Nursing Homes Required to Report All Cases of Abuse to the Local Authorities?

When a case of abuse develops in a nursing home, the facility is required to report the incident to the local authorities. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, skilled nursing facilities “have a responsibility to ensure…
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How Can Bed Sores Be Prevented?

Bedsores, which are also referred to as pressure ulcers “usually develop over bony prominences, such as the elbow, heel, hip, shoulder, back and the back of the head” and are extremely common among nursing home residents [Source: National…
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What are Some Contagious Diseases Found in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes are required to maintain a clean and hazard-free facility, and with good reason. Aside from the fact that many of the elderly individuals living in these facilities suffer from medical conditions and diseases already, they also…
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How Can I Protect My Loved One Who Suffers from Alzheimer’s from Nursing Home Abuse?

Alzheimer’s disease is one that affects many aging individuals. Did you know that there are approximately 5.4 million individuals in the U.S. today who are living with Alzheimer’s disease [Source: State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs]?…
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What Can I Do if My Loved One Fell at a Nursing Home as a Result of Neglect?

When we move our elderly relatives into a nursing home to live, we assume they are going to receive the care and supervision they need to keep them safe and healthy. Unfortunately, many quickly learn that this isn’t how all facilities that…
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What Are Some Signs that Indicate it is Time to Move My Loved One into a Nursing Home?

If you have been caring for an elderly relative, yet you find that the type of care they need along with the time required to be spent with them is too much for you to handle, this might be a sign indicating it is time to consider some alternatives…
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What Questions Should I Ask Before Admitting an Elderly Relative into a Nursing Home?

Every nursing home in the city of Chicago, IL operates in its own way. While all state-approved facilities are required to follow certain rules and regulations stipulated by the state/government, each may have its own way of handling things,…