Nursing Home Abuse

How Current National Laws Are Affecting Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

June 25, 2018

Placing your elderly loved ones into nursing home care is difficult. Knowing that they have certain rights and levels of protection to ensure they are getting the best care possible can help make the situation a little easier. However, not all care facilities in the United States actively comply with the 1987 Nursing Home Reform…

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Is Your Loved One Getting Abused in the Nursing Home?

March 8, 2018

You want the best for your elderly family members, and sometimes that can mean placing them in a care facility. If your loved one lives in a nursing home, directly influencing their caretaking is more difficult. So if someone there were abusing your loved one, wouldn’t you want to find out about it and put…

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The Importance of Reporting Elder Abuse

January 17, 2018

While valiant efforts are continually being made to report elder abuse, sources across the board agree that it is seriously under-reported. While the reports don’t necessarily show it, an estimated one in ten elders is abused every year. In Colorado, elder abuse is defined as the mistreatment of a person who is 70 years or…

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Recognizing Financial Fraud and Ways to Help

January 3, 2018

Financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of elder abuse. As the elderly person being taken advantage of might not realize what’s happening, this particular form of abuse too often flies under the radar, causing big problems for the elder down the road. Unfortunately, elders are likely victims of financial fraud for several…

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Defining Elder Abuse: Neglect

December 28, 2017

Bed sores, soiled clothing, missing dentures, and too much alone time can all seem like symptoms of old age—but it’s not that simple. They are also possible signs one of the most common forms of elder abuse: neglect. Neglect occurs when caregivers fail to fulfill responsibilities when it comes to the elder’s care. This failure…

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How to Recognize Financial Exploitation of Elders

November 27, 2017

Elder abuse is a far more common issue than most give it credit for, and while the term “abuse” often connotes a physical altercation, it’s important to note that not all cases—not even most cases—of abuse are physical. In fact, according to the Colorado Department of Human Resources, when it comes to elder abuse, Colorado…

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Elder Abuse: Risk Factors and Prevention in Caregivers

November 8, 2017

Assuming the role of primary caregiver for an elder is a life-altering event. In many cases, the caregiver finds the experience deeply rewarding and fulfilling. However, the daily demands placed on the caregiver’s shoulders can lead to nearly debilitating levels of stress, particularly as the elder’s condition worsens with age and illness. Sadly, in these…

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Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection

October 23, 2017

This month, the House of Representatives cleared legislation to enhance law enforcement efforts against crimes against elderly people. These crimes include financial exploitation, fraud, physical and emotional abuse, and neglect. This bill is called the Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection Act of 2017. This bill will implement a training program for FBI agents to investigate…

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Common Misconceptions of Elder Abuse

August 4, 2017

Misconception: Most elder abuse occurs in nursing homes. Fact: Most elder abuse actually occurs in the home at the hands of family members and loved ones. The sad reality is that, in almost all cases, the one mistreating the elderly person is someone whom they know and trust (e.g., a son, grandson, niece, church pastor,…

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Understanding the Different Types of Elder Abuse

March 29, 2017

Elder abuse is a problem throughout the country. To protect vulnerable seniors, it’s essential to understand the different types of elder abuse. Here’s what you need to know about the types of elder abuse from our nursing home abuse attorneys. What Are the Types of Elder Abuse? There are more than 11,000 cases of elder…

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