Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes

Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes

In February 2017, CNN released an investigative report by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken entitled, “Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes.” The report started with this chilling sentence: “You prepare for a phone call your mother has passed. You don’t prepare for a phone call ...

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Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Are Very Real

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Are Very Real

The United States Census Bureau estimates that within three decades those persons age sixty-five or older will make up 20% of the population, i.e., an estimated 60 million persons. As the “baby boomer” population ages, more people will reside in nursing homes. So the problem of nursing h...

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Important Information about Bed Sore Injury Cases

Important Information about Bed Sore Injury Cases

Long-term residents of nursing homes often fall prey to various complications related to a sedentary lifestyle. Their personal health status will often be the defining factor when activity and movement are considered by medical staff. Some of these living situations, however, are less than adequate....

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Choosing a Nursing Home

Choosing a Nursing Home

A nursing home, also known as a skilled nursing facility, provides a wide range of health and personal care services. These services typically include nursing care, 24-hour supervision, three meals a day, and assistance with everyday activities. Rehabilitation services, such as physical, occupationa...

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Pre-Planning with Disabled Children

Pre-Planning with Disabled Children

A solid estate plan is necessary for everyone, but parents with disabled children should consider it even more crucial. Do you have a plan in place regarding how your child will be cared for? Without proper planning, a child who is unable to live independently may be at serious risk for injury or le...

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Support Groups Can Help

Support Groups Can Help

The loss of a loved one can cripple the lives of family members, friends, and acquaintances. It is an experience that can cause great ranges in emotions and may even leave you feeling alone and without anyone to talk to.  We all need sources of strength in times of great adversity, and that’s exactl...

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Creating Advance Directives

Creating Advance Directives

You’ve heard advance directives mentioned on TV medical dramas or on the news. But what are they and how should you use them?  Advance directives are legally binding agreements that determine end-of-life processes and include living wills and medical powers of attorney. It is important to note that ...

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Choosing a Hospice Provider

Choosing a Hospice Provider

The decision to enter hospice care is sometimes wrought with pain, guilt, and fear of the unknown. Choosing a hospice provider to facilitate end-of-life care for a family member or loved one can be an overwhelming decision. The National Association for Home Care and Hospice has compiled a free resou...

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The Basics of Medicaid

The Basics of Medicaid

Medicaid, which became law in 1965, is an insurance program that is managed by the federal government.  It is statewide and was established using a set of regulations, policies and federal statutes. Medicaid covers individuals with low incomes, children and pregnant women. At present, mental health,...

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Making Plans: New Parents

Making Plans: New Parents

Parents with a baby born in 2012 will spend an average of $217,000 to raise their little bundle of joy.  These latest statistics reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) don’t even include the cost of college, which can quickly rack up tens of thousands per year in tuition cost...

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