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Hospice Elder Abuse in California

Hospice is an essential service that provides end-of-life care for individuals and families in California and throughout the US. Many families simply cannot handle this process by themselves, nor should they have to. Unfortunately, there are times when those receiving Hospice care are abused by their caretakers. This type of abuse is abhorrent, and it

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Overmedication: A Form of Elder Abuse

A simple reality of nursing homes is that many of the residents, if not most, will be on some sort of medication. These medications are often lifesaving or palliative in nature, and there is no reason to ever deny these medications to residents. However, there are times when nursing home staff members over-medicate patients. There

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Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Care

Nursing homes are essential. They provide areas for the elderly and disabled to receive the care that they need around the clock. The reality is that many families have to rely on nursing homes for a variety of reasons, and that is okay. Unfortunately, the care that individuals receive in nursing homes can vary based

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Types of Senior Living: What’s the Difference?

There often comes a time when families have to evaluate whether or not elderly relatives will need assistance in an adult residential care facility. This is not a decision that anybody wants to have to make, and it is not a decision that any person takes lightly. However, there are times when the needs of

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Elder Abuse Statistics

Elder abuse continues to be a nationwide issue for adults 60 and over. Below are the latest statistics. Top 3 Statistics on Elder Abuse  1 in 10 older people have experienced some form of elder abuse, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. 2 in 3 staff members in care facilities say they have

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Is Elder Abuse Domestic Violence?

Abuse occurs in many ways, and it can happen to anybody. When discussing abuse as opposed to assault, we are typically talking about the abuse of a domestic partner, a cohabitant, a child, or another family member. In California, domestic violence is a serious issue, and there are laws devoted specifically towards handling domestic violence

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Intersectionality and Elder Abuse

Elder abuse should never occur. Unfortunately, this type of abuse is not uncommon in California and throughout the United States. Studies indicate that approximately one out of every ten people over the age of 60 experience some form of elder abuse in this country, and this type of abuse can occur across a wide variety

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Depression in Older Adults

Depression can happen to anybody. However, what most people do not realize is that older adults are incredibly susceptible to depression. This is due to a variety of factors and often has to do with the isolation so commonly associated with the aging process in this country. Here, we want to discuss depression in older

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Avoiding Investment Fraud for Seniors

It is very likely that your phone receives calls from scammers multiple times a day. Additionally, you probably see plenty of ads or websites that are obvious scams. However, there are some scams that are not so obvious, and it is not uncommon for scammers to target older adults in this country. Here, we want

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How to Minimize Caregiver Burnout

If you have ever had to care for somebody else, then you know that it can be incredibly taxing on both your mental and physical state. Any person who becomes a permanent caregiver needs to make sure that they take steps to avoid burnout. Caregiver burnout is a serious problem that can negatively impact both

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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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