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Elder Abuse on the Rise During COVID-19

Unfortunately, elder abuse is incredibly common in the United States. The National Council on Aging indicates that as many as 10% of those over the age of 60 experienced some form of abuse in their lifetime. Here, we want to discuss some of the factors that have led to an increase in elder abuse during

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Dementia and COVID-19: Tips for Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant strain on all of us. Between mandated lockdowns, social distancing orders, and the need to wear a mask so we can stay safe, our lives do not look the same as they did at the beginning of 2020. For those who care for somebody with dementia, the challenges

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Communicating with Loved Ones in Nursing Homes During COVID-19

It has become clear that nursing home residents face more risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 than almost any other group. Estimates show that between 35% and 40% of all fatalities caused by the coronavirus have happened in nursing homes. This has led to states all over the country imposing visitation restrictions on

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Assisted Living and COVID-19: Questions to Ask

According to data available from the New York Times, approximately 35% of all coronavirus-related fatalities in the United States have come from nursing home residents and staff members. If your loved one resides in an assisted living facility or you are considering placing them in one, this may be an incredibly scary time for you

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Online Safety & Security Tips for Seniors

Victims of online scams range in age, but for a number of reasons, seniors are particularly vulnerable to online financial abuse. It is incredibly important for seniors and their family members to review online safety tips, implement them, and regularly revisit online safety protocols. Here, we want to discuss some of the best ways for

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COVID-19 Scams Targeting the Elderly

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way that most people live their daily lives. Unfortunately, this pandemic has also opened the doorway to scammers that target the elderly in our communities, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned. Scammers intentionally target those who may have less experience protecting themselves online. Here, we want to

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Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

The study of elder abuse in the healthcare environment is difficult to quantify and address. Most cases likely go unreported, and the number that does get reported is close to 5 million and increases every year. There are many different types of abuse, each more devastating and cruel to think about than the last. The reality is

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Dementia-Related Wandering in Nursing Homes

If you have a loved one who suffers from dementia, you probably understand wandering is a normal symptom of the disease. Psychologically, the person could be experiencing some level of interaction with the past or a thought of action such as finding a necklace or escaping a noisy environment. In nursing homes, this can make

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How to Manage Dementia and Aggressive Behavior

We’ve all experienced frustration at not being able to get a point across or feeling frustrated without fully understanding why. Those feelings of frustration and anger can be magnified and misunderstood even more in the presence of diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. An outburst can be sudden and seem irrational to anyone

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Elder Abuse

It’s an unnerving reality that senior citizens who suffer from Alzheimer’s are often the targets of scams, financial abuse, and mistreatment. As many as 15% of people who suffer from dementia have been reported as targets of financial abuse. In America, about 5.1 million senior citizens suffer from some form of dementia like Alzheimer’s and

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“Joel and his team were the help I needed to approach the nursing home that didn't take good care of my grandmother. She was compensated for the injuries she suffered as a result from their abuse.”

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