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What to Do When You Suspect Nursing Home Negligence

When you place your elderly parent or relative in a nursing home, you want to know they are going to be well cared for. Unfortunately, elder abuse in nursing homes is rampant. It is important that you know what to do when you suspect nursing home negligence or abuse, to protect your family member as well as other patients in the home.

Recognizing the Signs

There are several signs of nursing home negligence that you may notice. Your loved one may have a sudden drop in weight, slip and fall, lack personal hygiene, or display signs of withdrawal and mood changes. If you suspect nursing home negligence or abuse, talk to your loved one and ask them questions about their day and lifestyle. Ask about their nursing staff, how they are treated, and whether or not they are being cared for appropriately. Read More

Home Safety for Seniors

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has stated that approximately 8,000 people will turn 65 every day through 2030. This means that many older adults will be living longer, and many want to stay in their own homes as long as possible. This is a trend AARP calls “aging in place.” However, homes can represent unexpected safety hazards that must be evaluated through the eyes and abilities of the elder.

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