Month: July 2022

Elders & Opioids: The Risks and Data You Should Know

For years the news of opioid abuse has been sweeping across the country. Towns and cities have seen the tragic effects of the opioid crisis and many are calling for solutions. Risks and issues that come with surgical procedures are usually discussed, but often, the risks associated with the pain medication after surgery is not. …

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The High Risk of Abuse Among Military Veterans

Elderly Americans are already protected from abuse and neglect, but American veterans, as veterans, have an extra layer of protection under the law as a protected class. However, that does not exempt them from abuse. Unfortunately, veterans are actually more at risk of abuse. Many factors play into this high risk of abuse among military …

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News Alert: CMS Issues Guidance for Nursing Home Surveyors

The work to overhaul and rebuild the nursing home system is continuing as CMS addresses multiple problems and makes essential changes. A few weeks ago Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) removed the COVID-19 Emergency Waivers, and they have been diligent in issuing new visitation guidelines to limit the harmful effects of isolation. Their …

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Abuse at Home

Some older adults and their families decide that staying at home is the best option for the care and tranquility of the elderly and them to feel comfortable at home. In addition, they think they will be better cared for by those close to them. However, even within the comfort of their home, they can …

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