Long Beach Elder Abuse Blog
There comes a time in everyone’s life when we have to make difficult decisions regarding the day-to-day care of parents and other senior relatives. While most of us would prefer to care for our older loved ones ourselves, many of us don’t have the time or facilities to do so. If you’re looking for a nursing home for someone you care about, you’ll want to make sure that the facility you choose provides the kind of care you personally would.
As awful as it sounds, physical abuse is easier to identify and treat than some of the more insidious and hidden types of abuse that can be heaped on helpless elders. With emotional or other types of psychological abuse, not only are no visible effects like bruises or broken bones present, but often the signs of other illnesses can mask the patient’s true condition.
For seniors who wish to remain in their own homes or live with other family members, there may come a point where they need help. Hiring a professional to assist them may become necessary. But how can you find the right professional? How do you know what questions to ask? How can you make sure you find a qualified caregiver?
When you realize that an elderly family member is no longer safe living on his or her own, you are faced with a decision that has far-reaching repercussions. How do you know if the environment you are searching for is a supportive one? Will your loved one be safe? What do you need to know about elder abuse in order to avoid such a nightmare?
Seniors who are capable of living on their own can choose to live in communities with amenities designed to meet their needs. As they continue to age and begin to require more care, however, they may wish to move into an assisted living or nursing care-based environment. For elders living with caregivers that have jobs or family responsibilities, adult day care may provide a welcome break.
Understanding the types of facilities and support available is an important step in deciding what the best situation is for your beloved elder family member.
People who pay considerable amounts of money each month to for-profit nursing homes may be given the notion that their loved ones will be safer and removed from any risk of neglect or abuse due to the high price tag involved in their care. According to a University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Harvard study, the truth of the situation is the exact opposite. Read the rest »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing major changes to its well-known Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System. As of April 2016, CMS is now posting data for six new quality measures (QMs) on Nursing Home Compare.
The newly tracked measures are as follows: Read the rest »
When you retire your elderly loved one to a nursing home, you are probably aware of the dangers of nursing home abuse but feel like it happening now is essentially not a possibility. The reality of the situation is quite harsh. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), which is a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), roughly 10% of all elders in nursing homes or care facilities will be abused; about 10% of that percentage will experience nonfinancial abuse, such as assault. If you have an elder in a nursing home, you must be aware of the potential dangers they face and be able to confidently answer the question, “Is someone assaulting my loved one?” Read the rest »
In the unfortunate event you need an Elder Abuse lawyer, here are some helpful tips to consider before hiring an attorney: Read the rest »
The elderly in our community are more prone to falls. This is especially true for elderly residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Statistics prove that a broken hip or broken leg suffered because of a fall can have fatal consequences for these residents. The following are risk factors that increase the likelihood of falls in the elderly: Read the rest »
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Attorney Travis Siegel has fought elder abuse and medical malpractice for more than a decade. After a tragedy occurred in his own family, he became a lawyer to ensure that others don’t suffer in the same way. He focuses his practice exclusively on elder abuse cases. He has recovered millions of dollars for clients and garnered selection for Best Lawyers in America® 2016.