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What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse?

When it comes to the care of older adults, there are extra steps that must be taken in order to ensure that they remain safe and healthy. However, when this doesn’t happen, both medical malpractice and elder abuse can have devastating effects on those who experience them. But how do you tell the difference between medical malpractice and elder abuse? Do they have defining characteristics you Read More >>

What to Do If You Suspect an Elder is Being Financially Exploited

Unfortunately, elder abuse is a serious issue in both New York and the rest of the country. The Adult Protective Services Association reports that most elder financial abuse occurs inside the circle of trusted friends and family. Our elders are often a source of comfort, affection, and unwavering encouragement. Unfortunately, there are some predators who target the elderly. What should you do Read More >>

10 Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Of all forms of elder abuse in nursing homes, psychological and emotional abuse seem to be the most pervasive and common problems. Emotional abuse also seems to be the hardest to track and frequently goes unreported. Therefore, experts aren't sure how many people actually suffer from it and how frequently it's experienced. Over 1.5 million individuals today live in nursing homes in the U.S. Read More >>

Why Are Bed Sores Dangerous for Elders in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes and their staff owe it to their residents to provide adequate medical attention and to treat everyone with decency and respect. Bed sores are a painful, unsightly, and even fatal condition for disabled or bedridden persons. Nursing home bed sores are more than just a severe medical problem; they are strong proof of nursing home negligence and elder abuse. When patients do not get Read More >>

6 Characteristics of an Abusive Long-Term Caregiver

When you put your loved one's wellbeing in the hands of a nursing home caregiver, you trust that individual to keep your family member's best interest in mind. They are responsible for ensuring your loved one gets the treatment they need and receives the best care possible. Unfortunately, a caregiver may show red flags that indicate elderly abuse, which can be extremely difficult to Read More >>

Third-Party Auditor Set to Review New York’s COVID-19 Response

In March 2020, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive requiring nursing homes to accept patients infected with coronavirus as long as the nursing home represented it could safely care for the resident. However, this influx of sick patients overwhelmingly increased the number of elderly deaths within these facilities and both the former Governor and the nursing homes failed to ensure Read More >>

Look Out for These 7 Elder Abuse Patterns

Elder abuse is a serious issue that affects millions of older adults every year. Some common types of elder abuse include financial exploitation, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, abandonment, threats, isolation, property damage, and neglect. There are several signs and patterns that indicate an elderly person is being abused. It’s important to note that some forms of abuse might Read More >>

Resident-To-Resident Nursing Home Harassment: What You Need to Know

Nursing homes are often considered safe havens for elderly residents who require care due to their age or health issues. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are plagued by abuse and neglect. In these situations, families are left wondering whether they should report the situation to authorities. When a nursing home resident experiences harassment or abuse from another resident, it is important to Read More >>

Why Hip Fractures Are Especially Damaging to the Elderly

Hip fractures are common injuries in older adults, and they typically occur after a fall or other trauma. These injuries often require surgery and long recovery times. But what causes hip fractures and why are often they so harmful to older people? Hip fractures are very serious injuries that affect millions of elderly Americans every year. This can be a much more serious injury for older Read More >>

Pennsylvania Study Finds That Family Is Often Behind Financial Abuse of Seniors 

According to a 2020 study by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, financial exploitation is the second leading cause of elder abuse allegations after caregiver neglect. However, the report states that family members may be the ones who are most often behind financial abuse in older adults. The crime affects not only senior citizens’ bank accounts but also Pennsylvania taxpayers. When someone Read More >>