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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes a Pervasive Problem

Sexual assaults in nursing homes is reportedly a widespread and largely under-reported problem, according to a recent investigation by reporters at CNN. Of course, sexual crimes tend to be under-reported on the whole. RAINN, the anti-sexual assault organization, reports an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. Despite this, only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators...

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Can I Install A Hidden Camera To Catch Abuse or Neglect In A Nursing Home?

One of the major reasons seniors are admitted into nursing homes involves their safety. We want our elderly relatives to have the care, comfort and respect they deserve. And we trust nursing homes to provide such services and amenities. Unfortunately, some nursing homes fail to provide the care residents deserve. As a result, nursing home...

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Should Hospitals Disclose Abuse Records on Nursing Homes to Patients?

Close to 40 percent of nursing homes have received citations over the course of the past year for a variety of violations of safety regulations and of patient's rights. Washington Post reported on this troubling statistic, which shows how vulnerable senior citizens and the disabled population are.  In many cases, seniors go to nursing homes...

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Family Visits Reduce Abuse Risks for Seniors in Atlanta Nursing Homes

During the holiday season, it is very important to make time to visit friends and relatives who are living in nursing homes. Getting regular visitors can improve the quality of life for seniors in nursing homes, as these seniors tend to become depressed around the holidays if they do not get to see their loved ones. 07 Visiting...

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Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Prevention Should Address Resident Abuse

Atlanta nursing homes and assisted living facilities have an obligation to make sure staff members are not abusive or neglectful to patients. If a staff member engages in inappropriate behavior while doing his or her job in a nursing home environment, the nursing home can be held accountable. However, this is not the only situation...

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Proposed Georgia Law Targets Abusive, In-Home Nursing Care Assistants

Elderly Georgia residents who receive in-home care would be allowed to find out whether such workers have a history of abuse under a proposed state law. The proposed law would also give the state greater power to investigate allegations of abuse involving in-home healthcare workers throughout Georgia. Such legislation was recently approved by Georgia legislators...

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