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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Health Care Directives

Health Care Directives

Don’t procrastinate when creating an advance care plan. Age isn’t the only factor that should be considered. A medical crisis that leaves you too ill to make your own decisions could strike at any time.  Emergency Treatment Without a solid health care directive in place, family members may be tasked...

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