Everything listed under: elder care

  • Journalist Claims Assisted Living Facilities Not an Appropriate Choice for Many Senior Citizens

    A large portion of Americans struggle with balancing a career, raising a family, and numerous other personal responsibilities.  Additionally, many of these same people are taking in their elderly parent or parents once their parents hit an age where living independently is too difficult.  One article recently published touches on whether taking elderly parents into her own home was a negative or positive experience, since there are approximately 30,000 facilities in the United States t...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Emphasizes Three Criminal Cases in Efforts to "Eliminate Elder Abuse"

    One state’s Attorney General is working to raise awareness for the care, safety, and well-being of local seniors. Three separate criminal cases regarding elder abuse were mentioned in light of this cause. Two of the mentioned cases involved nursing home aides allegedly disregarding patients’ care plans, causing injuries to the patients.   Read More...

  • Family Member Deeply Concerned about Mother’s Care in Nursing Home, Demands Staffing Changes

    The daughter of one nursing home resident is frustrated at the lack of apparent care her mother is receiving from nursing staff. Her mother’s health requires round the clock care due to declining health. The daughter’s concerns include finding her mother soaked in urine on multiple occasions.“My mother has gone through so much in life – so much in life that people have no clue.   Read More...

  • Elder Abuse Concerns

    Survey research points to 1 in 3 people believe elderly are experiencing "widespread" abuse. The most often reported abuse is physical, followed by psychological and lastly sexual, for vulnerable adults ages 18-64. Those aged 65 and older report in order physical, then psychological, followed by financial abuse.   Read More...

  • Caregivers Charged With Abuse In Patient Death

    A couple has been arrested and held in the death of a patient for whom they were providing care. The patient was a 54-year-old male who suffered from bed sores that got infected. The infection caused the man's death. He was only 74 pounds when he died, weighing 140 pounds before  his health declined.   Read More...