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Why Nursing Homes Could Be the Most Dangerous Places for the Elderly

WHO PERPETRATES THESE ABUSIVE ACTS? Unfortunately, most abusers of elderly people are the caregivers who are entrusted to provide the necessary respect and care-such as in a nursing home. Elderly people are often easy targets of abusive neglectful practices due to vulnerability and old age. NURSING HOME NEGLECT WHAT ARE THE WHAT ARE THE ELDERLY UNDERSTANDING EXAMPLES OF COMMON SIGNS EFFECTS OF ELDER POPULATION ELDER ABUSE ELDER ABUSE OF ELDER ABUSE ABUSE? AND NEGLECT? Approximately 40.3 million people, averaging 13% of the population were found to be 65 years and above. The most common examples of elder abuse include neglect, malnutrition, poor hygiene, and even physical Nursing homes will try to hide Mistreatment of the elderly the signs of abuse. Do not be deceived. Keep an eye out for these warning signs when anguish inflicted on them you visit your family members: Elder abuse in the literal sense implies an intentional action causing injury or posing the risk of injury to an old person. In almost all cases, elderly abuse occurs in the form of neglect and mistreatment. has shown to cause untimely deaths due to the mental abuse. from abusers. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ELDER ABUSE While you can't be in a nursing home supervising staff and caregivers 24/7, there are things you as a loved one or family can do to stay abreast of nursing home abuse. The first sign is to recognize signs of elderly abuse, the symptoms, and then take legal action as necessary. Call Today For A FREE Consultation 561-419-9321 SCOTT J. STERNBERG ASSÓCIATES PA. ATTORNE YS AT LA W

Why Nursing Homes Could Be the Most Dangerous Places for the Elderly

shared by ScottSternberg on Mar 18
Nursing homes could be the most dangerous places for the elderly. In a single year, 25% of nursing homes are cited for causing death or serious injury. At least 5,000 deaths each year are due to nursi...


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