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Take Off Eh? No Crime – Elder Abused on Camera in Canada Nursing Home

No Charges in Nursing Home Abuse Case—with Camera Evidence Action Alert – Ehline Law Reports that Ontario man is sick over apparent abuse of an elderly parent Nurse hits woman The son was shocked over the treatment of an 85-year-old mother in a Peterborough, Ontario nursing home. And he is even more devastated that the house and its monster employees will not be facing criminal charges. Although this case happened in Canada, we wanted to demonstrate that even in so-called “un-greedy” socialist countries, physical, mental, and outright criminal abuse against patients is...

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Pressure Sores Common For Older Adults In Professional Care?

Pressure sores stages are many. Pressure wounds commonly are found on feet. So when looking, doctors view pressure sores on heels. Prosecutors are looking for abuse look at pressure sores pictures. And this brings us to the million-dollar question. What are pressure sores causes? Many sons and daughters have suspicions over their parent’s care. After all, mom and dad are seniors now. They are in elder care facilities and ready to pass into twilight. One question families ask nursing home abuse attorneys is, “are these pressure sores common?” Or “is it normal for my parents...

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I Suspect Financial Abuse of a Senior Citizen — What Must I Do?

A Preventable Shame Senior abuse or elder mistreatment. A lot of stuff is coming out of NY and California lately in the senior citizen abuse realm. Here is one about a lawyer and client conspiring to steal for a senior. New York socialite Anthony D. Marshall defrauded and stole from his elderly mother. Her name was Brooke Astor, a philanthropist. Astor won the “swindle trial.”  [1. Read More.] Detailed reports materialized showing that Marshall conspired with attorney Francis Morrissey. They illegally amended Brooke Astor’s will in his favor. Sadly, they stole millions...

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Increased Elder Populous Means Increased Elderly Abuse

Nurse hits woman Nationwide, specifically in cities like New York City, and nursing and adult care abuse remains common. Often it’s in the form of emotional mistreatment, physical harm, or financial scams. But civil advocates called elder abuse attorneys to fight for aging people. In particular, they can file elder abuse cases in civil court (learn more). There are also City Attorneys and Prosecutors who prosecute the worst abuses. But the need far outweighs the public resources available to fight it. What Are Some Facts About Elder Abuse? After Hurricane Sandy, it only took a short time...

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The Elderly Remain More Gullible. How Can We Protect Them?

Personal injury lawyer winks as she signs an unsuspecting client. Gullibility is “… a failure of social intelligence in which a person is easily tricked or manipulated into an ill advised course of action.” (read more.) As will be shown, elders trust even dishonest people. The Most Recent Studies On The Elderly Brain More accessible to Scam Old Folks Two studies show that the aging brain is not able to process scams or misleading information. Professor Shelley Taylor of the University of California, Los Angeles, conducted one of the studies. The study data showed that a...

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Nursing Abuse Studies – Not a Problem Going Away on Its Own

Elder abuse concept with a senior woman in a wheelchair crying and covering her ears as a middle-aged nurse or other health care worker is yelling at her. Nursing home abuse is a growing problem. To illustrate this, at least two recent studies show how prevalent this treatment of elderly adults is. Nursing home abuse is an increasing problem. One of the studies included both elderly citizens and nursing home staff. Even some nursing home staff members had seen elderly abuse by other staff members. Attorneys help even the odds in all cases, and sometimes that is the only thing that exposes the...

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How to Find a Safe ursing Home for Your Parents

Caring nurse holding a kind elderly lady’s hands in bed. Nursing homes are long-term care and living facilities for the elderly and disabled. Often these people are your parents. And they can be provided care by a trained and experienced staff member of the care facility. This care is an option for the older individual. This is a person who cannot live alone any longer. Often they require assistance with daily care. There are over 1.6 million Americans currently living as residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Nursing homes number more than 16,000 in the United...

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Senior Abuse – Signs, Symptoms and Spotting Techniques

Caring nurse holding a kind elderly lady’s hands in a hospital bed. Abuse of the elderly is a problem that is growing. We don’t know why it happens or how to stop the spread of this kind of behavior. We created an exhaustive list of elder abuse in its many forms. For the list of the more common types go here. One of the things that can be done is for the concerned person, to know the warning signs. That way, if a possible problem exists, people can call for help. Our firm stands ready in help any way needed. Contact us for more info today. Physical Abuse Defined The definition...

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Nurse’s Felony Elder Abuse Plea Reverberating

A nurse identified as Rebecca LeAn Smith, 39 has pleaded no contest on Thursday in providing substandard care to a 77-year-old Placerville nursing home woman. The allegations are simply shocking. This case is reverberating across the state. The Plea Was Felony Elder Abuse. Many know that elder abuse is a crime. But it is also a civil wrong that a victim or their family can sue upon. Smith pleaded no contest to felony elder abuse and agreed to help prosecutors in a criminal case against her former supervisor. We elder abuse attorneys, know that any findings are res judicata, or decided as the...

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