June 16, 2020

Spotting Elder Abuse at Home

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Elder Abuse involves physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and neglectful harm inflicted upon an older adult. In the U.S. alone, millions of Elder Abuse reports reach authorities every year, and millions of more cases go unreported. As you can see, Elder Abuse happens more frequently than you might think and learning to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help can even save an elder’s life.
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June 4, 2020

Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence?

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If you or someone you love was injured at a hospital due to negligence, you may be questioning if suing the hospital for negligence to recover damages applies to your case. The answer is yes, any patient has the legal right to collect compensation for an injury caused by negligence. But although Medical Malpractice laws are designed to protect the rights of the harmed individual, the first step in asserting those rights must be taken by the patients themselves.

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June 3, 2020

Everything you Need to Know About the California Elder Abuse Act

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All over the world Elder Abuse is not a new problem, but in the United States, it is a growing one. As the senior population (65+) continues to rise at an unseen rate, matters that directly affect elders and the people who care for them are becoming more and more important. In the recent years, how to fight and penalize Elder Abuse and Neglect is a problem that every state in the U.S. is struggling with, but not California, which has been a pioneer in the effort to protect seniors, enacting the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, shortened “Elder Abuse Act,” as far back as 1982.
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June 3, 2020

Guarding a Loved One at a Nursing Home for the Duration of the Pandemic

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As the country continues at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, there are some sections of the population that aren’t able to achieve this level of social isolation. Over 4 million elder Americans currently reside in Nursing Homes, and even though these facilities provide vital services to residents, they also add inherent risks in the event of a global health pandemic.

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June 3, 2020

How Elder Neglect Differs from Abuse

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Every year, 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ experiences some form of Elder Abuse or Neglect, moreover, it is likely that the statistic is understated, as only 1 in 14 cases of Elder Abuse and Neglect is reported. And although this has been a not widely spoken subject for years, most people nowadays have heard mentions to Elder Abuse and Neglect, but they may not always comprehend the difference between the two.
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May 28, 2020

More than 51% of COVID-19 deaths in California are from eldercare facilities

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The California Department of Social Services released information about cases and deaths at eldercare facilities. The data reveals that at least 41% of all known COVID-19 deaths (as of April) in California occurred among residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Since then, the number of nursing home deaths jumped 51% in eight days from April 23 to May 1, and deaths in assisted living facilities nearly doubled between April 20 and May 3.
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