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Avoid Elder Abuse & Pick the Best Caregiver for Your Loved One

Posted on August 31, 2017 in
Hiring a caregiver or putting your loved one in a nursing home is a tough decision to make. If you're aware of the statistics surrounding elder abuse in nursing homes and at the hands of caregivers, this choice becomes even more difficult. Our lawyers at the Jensen and Phelan Law Firm, P.C. specialize in...
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How Frequent is Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes?

Posted on August 21, 2017 in
Elder abuse and neglect occurs all too frequently to vulnerable adults in every U.S. state, and while there are laws in place to protect aging adults, many cases of abuse go unreported. The perpetrators of this awful crime are mostly like to be the spouses, adult children or other family members, but a large...
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Victims are Dying as Elder Abuse Complaints are Kept Quiet

Posted on June 30, 2017 in
Elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes is an epidemic in America. Tens of thousands of complaints are filed in the U.S. each year, but a mere ten percent are thoroughly investigated. In 2016 alone, 23,760 incidents of elder abuse went uninvestigated according to the Department of Health. Many of these claims were closed without an...
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What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Posted on May 5, 2017 in
The statistics behind nursing home abuse and neglect are shocking, yet many instances of elder abuse go unreported. A study conducted by the Division of the House Government Reform Committee found approximately 30 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. had abuse or neglect violations within a two-year period. Elder abuse can come in...
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Elder Abuse Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice Next Time You Visit Your Loved One

Posted on February 8, 2017 in
Elder abuse and neglect at home and in nursing homes is vastly underreported and in many cases can lead to irreversible injuries and death. An estimated 1-2 million Americans 65 and older have suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of their caregivers. Many of these elderly people have physical or mental handicaps, which...
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