Blog Posts - Elder Abuse



How Caregivers Can Spot Elder Abuse

 I am happy to host this guest post from NY lawyer Laurence Banville. In our family, we are blessed that my Mom has never displayed signs of abuse, but we are watchful and I'm glad to know all the signs. When elders become physically weak,...

ASSESSING THE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF NURSING HOMES

4 Tips for Finding Quality Nursing Home CareGuest Post by Andrew EganNursing homes or assisted living facilities can help take care of ailing family members or loved ones. At their best, nursing homes can provide a valuable service and essential care...

Respect Elders! Don’t Abuse

Respect Elders! Don't Abuse...
by Journal Edge on Jul 2, 2015

NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed bill, called ...

GUARDIANSHIP AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

Reminder from Advocate JULIE LONDON FERGUSON: GUARDIANSHIP AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY goes through 12/31.  NATIONAL GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE AWARENESS on Social Media coincides with a three-part series that is running in the Sarasota...
by Everything Changes on Dec 9, 2014

Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aides

The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the home-health aides...

Nursing Home Abuse: The New York Times Reports Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes To Game The System

On August 25, 2014, The New York Times published an extensive article on the issue that nursing homes are using Medicare five star ratings as a seal of approval when in reality , the nursing homes are providing Medicare with incomplete information th...

Is Billionaire Sumner Redstone, 91, Being Controlled By Girlfriend, 43? Another Victim Of Elder Abuse?

Is This 91 Year Old Billionaire Being Controlled By His 43 Year Old Girlfriend? Billionaire Sumner Redstone, the majority owner of ... Continue reading...
by Billionaire Addresses on Jul 17, 2014

Is Billionaire Sumner Redstone, 91, Being Controlled By Girlfriend, 43? Another Victim Of Elder Abuse?

Is This 91 Year Old Billionaire Being Controlled By His 43 Year Old Girlfriend? Billionaire Sumner Redstone, the majority owner of ... Continue reading...
by Billionaire Addresses on Jul 17, 2014

Nursing Home Abuse: Murder of Resident

A medical technician, who is terminally ill, has confessed to murdering a resident in 2007.  The authorities found no liability on the nursing home citing that the employee had a clean record and good references.  However, another nursing home empl...

Nursing Home Abuse: Johnson & Johson Pharmaceuticals Pays 2.2 Billion Settlement As A Result Of Antipsychotic Drug Promotions

Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company has paid 2.2 billion dollars to settle claims that it improperly promoted the use of antipsychotics for nursing home residents.  As part of this settlement, Janssen, a J&J subsidiary, plead guilty...

For Caregivers: Three Tips on Protecting Elders from Neglect

Guest Post As only a part-time caregiver to my grandmother, I feel fortunate that her caregivers are both caring and attentive to her needs and respect her as an individual. However, I’m all too aware that senior neglect and abuse are wide...

Guest Post: In Defense of At-Home Care

Guest Post: In Defense of At-Home Care  Linda Bright is a staff writer and a public relations coordinator for MyNursingDegree.com.Given her experience as a former hospital administrator, she writes primarily about healthcare reform, patien...

Caregivers Are Not (Usually) Abusers!

Caregivers of very vulnerable loved ones who have extremely high needs are at high risk to being accused of abuse.  I know, because it happened to me.  And there are many other loving and responsible parents of children with severe disabili...

Elder Law Abuse: June 14th Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  “WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY” ; Friday, June 14, 2013 ;  ; GOVERNMENTAL AND UN PERSPECTIVES ; Speakers include representatives from the United Nations,  the United States, Canada and other governments ; 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm ET ; L...

Nursing Home Abuse: Physical Abuse To Residents

Unfortunately, physical abuse is prevalent in nursing homes.  In a recent study by Michigan State University, 25% of a random sample of adults in nursing homes reported at least one incident of physical abuse by nursing home staff. To read more:  h...

Nursing Home Abuse: Resident-To-Resident

A study by the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study of 249 nursing homes in 10 states and found that most homes experienced verbal, physical, material and psychological abuse.  Sexual abuse w...

Elder Abuse: Unsolicited Robocalls from Medical Alert Companies

Bogus medical alert companies are targeting the elderly with calls for free services and are seeking personal information such as medicare, medicaid, social security numbers, bank accounts and charge cards.  Just hang up or don’t disclose any...

Screaming Nursing Home Patient Virtually Ignored

Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2013 – Anything may happen in a nursing home. This case is highly disturbing. “The amount of abuse and neglect some nursing home patients endure is enough to sicken anyone reading about it. Thi...
by Law & Industry Daily on Feb 20, 2013

N.J. Elder Abuse Law: Homes for Seniors

The Record published a comprehensive article on December 23, 2012, “At homes for seniors a grim record of lapses”.  This article focuses on “Alzheimers Homes” which are not governed by the Department of Health.  Rather, thes...


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