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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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Recognizing The Signs of Elder Abuse

November 10, 2016

Deciding to place an elderly family member in a nursing home can be a very difficult decision, and it gets even more difficult when you’re not sure if they’re truly being taken care of. Elders may seem fine when you visit with them, but they may be hiding details of abuse for fear or embarrassment—or…

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Why Nursing Home Errors Result in Wrongful Death

March 9, 2016

In the United States, more than 1.4 million adults older than 65 live in a nursing home, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This number is predicted to rise to about 3 million by 2030 as an aging population lives longer. With the rise in an aging population, abuse against…

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How to prevent serious nursing home injuries by taking precautions

February 25, 2016

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, nearly 600,000 Coloradans are now 65+ years old – that’s an increase of almost 47 percent from 2003. That’s the third highest rate of growth in the nation, and by 2030 the number is projected to increase by nearly 77 percent. While Colorado has a…

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What you need to know to stop caregiver elder abuse

September 10, 2015

In Colorado, elder abuse is a growing epidemic, and with more of our seniors choosing to spend their golden years at home, they risk becoming victims to greater abuse by family caregivers. Surprisingly, only 3.4 percent of the 65+ population live in institutional settings, such as nursing homes. According to the National Center on Elder…

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