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Nursing Home Abuse

Is malnutrition in the elderly normal?

As elderly people continue to age, one of the problems that some run into is that they can no longer eat or drink normally. They may have trouble swallowing or not taste food in the same way, so they may have no real appetite. In some cases, the medications that the...

3 examples of nursing home abuse

People who are in nursing homes trust the staff members to meet their needs. They don’t think that they’re going to go through any type of maltreatment or abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more common than most people realize.  Anyone who’s in a nursing home...

When are falls a sign of abuse?

When the elderly go into nursing homes, they may already have a history of falls or being unbalanced while walking. An elderly person’s gait may change over time, and it’s realistic to expect that they could fall once or twice due to their own actions, like getting up...

How prevalent is nursing home abuse?

The decision to place your aging parent or guardian in a nursing home is not an easy one. However, it may be the best move since you may not be there to assist or care for them round the clock. Unfortunately, they may end up facing abuse in the very facilities meant...