When we think of elder abuse, we usually associate it with family members and nursing home staff. But an increase in resident-to resident aggressive encounters at residential facilities, and abusive or hostile behavior among nursing home residents is a growing problem. According to a recent study by Cornell University-Weill Cornell Medical College, specific types of… Learn More »
Elder abuse: intentional mistreatment that causes harm, or creates a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable elder. Experts agree that elderly women are abused at a higher rate than men. And the older the person is, the more likely she is to be abused. Dementia also increases the risk of elder abuse. Nearly half… Learn More »
Financial exploitation is the most prevalent form of elder abuse in Oregon. A comprehensive study just released by the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigation found that most financial exploitation cases involved a family member, or a caregiver. Many of the victims were elderly persons living alone. “Not only is this type of abuse… Learn More »
The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.
Hospice care is intended to be palliative, handling the pain management of a patient’s chronic illnesses and addressing the end-of-life issues that are inherent with incurable conditions and diseases. Bloomberg News has a fascinating and troubling article on hospice facilities that are neglecting elderly patients, illustrated by the story of a 91-year-old California resident who… Learn More »