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Education and Awareness are the Keys to Halting Elder Abuse

Education and awareness are key to overcoming elder abuse, says Steven C. Peck a California elder law attorney. Elder abuse has a number of characteristics, Peck […]


Distinguishing between Elder Abuse Neglect & Professional Negligence

The difficulty in distinguishing between “neglect” and “professional negligence” lies in the fact that some health care institutions, such as nursing homes, perform custodial functions and […]


Elder Patients Receive Less Overall Care Than Their Younger Counterparts

While overall care of heart attack patients in the United States is good, gaps remain in the treatment of patients 80 and older, a new study […]


Las Vegas Nursing Home Fined $ 109,600 for Failing to Give Residents Proper Medications

State health officials on November 16, 2009 said that a Las Vegas adult group care home is being fined $109,600 for failing to give a resident […]


California Detects Deep Flaws In Responding to Elder Abuse and Neglect

There are deep flaws in California’s approach to detecting and responding to elder abuse and neglect – flaws that prevent serious cases from ever coming to […]


Los Angeles County Facilities Seriously Prone to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse has been a topic of much discussion throughout the United States for several decades, but California is by far home to some of […]


California Nursing Home Residents Illegally Drugged

Another person has been charged in a case of nursing home residents who were allegedly drugged against their will. Kern Valley Hospital administrator Pamela Ott was […]


Elder Abuse is a Niche Business

Systemic elder abuse is a niche business. Judges, attorneys, government agencies, bankers, doctors and others in the system work together and use the elderly for personal […]


Elder Abuse is the Knowing, Intentional, or Negligent Act Causing Harm

Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited by family members and others. Many victims are people who are older, frail, […]


Elder Abuse is the Mistreatment of an Older Person

Elder abuse, the mistreatment of an older person, takes many forms. Abuse can come in the form of physical and emotional abuse, financial exploitation or neglect. […]



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