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Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care Advocates Educate Public

Roughly 120 assisted living advocates convened in Washington D.C. recently as part of the Assisted Living Federation of America’s annual federal “fly-in” day. The initiative is […]

Elder Abuse Happens Far More than People Know: Do Not Ever Ignore or Disbelieve

Elder abuse. Unfortunately, it happens far more than people know. In a society which professes kind-heartedness and family values, it’s a topic most of us would […]

Elder Abuse is a Serious Problem Affecting Hundereds of Thousands of Elderly People

Elder abuse at home is a serious problem affecting hundreds of thousands of elderly people across the country, reports the National Center on Elder Abuse. Largely […]

Elder Abuse:  What to Specifically Look For

Elder abuse is described by the following acts among family and members of the household, any nursing home staff or any individual. – When somebody attempts […]

What is Considered Elder Abuse?

What Is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse happens to men and women, in all ethnic, social and economic groups. And while a lot of media attention has […]

Nursing Home Residents Are Legally Entitled to Their Freedom, Privacy , Choice, Independence & Control

One of the biggest fears related to life in nursing homes is losing freedom, privacy, choice, independence and control. Enjoying a cup of coffee, meeting friends […]

Financial Elder Abuse Severely Underreported

MetLife discovered troubling evidence of financial exploitation of the elderly in a recent report conducted with the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and […]

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act Established Minimum Standards for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act (“NHRA”), part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987(“OBRA”), established quality standards for nursing homes nationwide and defined the […]

Results of State Run Nursing Home Facilities is Deemed “Shocking, Unsettling, & Inexcuable”

The chairman of a state House committee Tuesday called the results of inspections in two state-run nursing homes for veterans “shocking, unsettling and inexcusable.” “The scenarios […]

One in Five Nursing Homes in the United States Receive Poor Ratings

One in five of the nation’s 15,700 nursing homes have consistently received poor ratings for overall quality, a USA TODAY analysis of new government data finds. […]

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