Too Close for Comfort: Nursing Home Residents Sometimes Abusive to Each Other

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 »

Almost 90% of Elder Abuse Cases Have this in Common

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 »

Oregon elder abuse claims growing

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 »

Why nursing home residents can’t get a fair trial

The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.

Crises in End of Life Care

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 »