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Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly Abuse and Neglect

Mark Hickey
The elderly population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States today. The United States Census predicted in 2011 that the elderly population would quadruple in number over the next four decades. For the full analysis, please check out http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb11-194.html. This population increase raises understandable concerns for many families who face the difficult decision of becoming the elderly loved one’s caretaker or choosing a nursing home or other type of facility designed to care for...
Nursing Home Abuse

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Mark Hickey
You might not even notice at first. One day you make a visit to your family member, who’s been in a nursing home for a year. She says she’s fine, but you notice bruises on her arms. They’re nothing, she says; she just tripped. Yet, why does she look frightened even though she smiles? Why does she back away when you move toward her? Have you stumbled onto something you don’t even want to think...
Nursing Home Abuse

Identifying Nursing Home Abuse – And What to Do About It

Mark Hickey
It’s been a few months since your grandmother moved into a long-term facility.  At first, everything was fine, but you’ve noticed some changes recently.  Your grandmother is unusually quiet and, while she claims her bruised arm was caused by bumping into a table, something seems wrong. No one wants to think about a loved one being abused in a nursing home but, tragically, it occurs. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), as many as...