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Are you worried that your elderly family member might be the victim of elder abuse? Sadly, it is far more common in Los Angeles than many people think.  In the United States, the 2010 Census recorded the greatest number and proportion of people age 65 and older in all census history: 40.3 million, or 13%...
As we have shared on numerous occasions, elder abuse is a serious problem that affects many of Los Angeles’ senior citizens. A common, yet often undetected symptom of elder abuse or nursing home abuse can take the form of a bedsore. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are skin lesions caused by...
We have some good news for California nursing home residents and the loved ones who are concerned for their well-being: California nursing homes have cut down significantly on the use of anti-psychotic drugs. Anti-psychotic medications, when used on residents with dementia or schizophrenia, can be helpful. However, when the medications are misused or abused, that’s...
Nursing home abuse is a problem in Los Angeles and throughout the state. In fact, an unsettling report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that several nursing homes were found to have serious violations of safety and health issues for patients. Recent data collected by the National Center on...
When you are considering placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home, there are many factors to consider. Of course, one of the biggest factors is cost. Los Angeles nursing homes can be expensive, especially if specialized care is involved. However, something else to consider is safety. As people age, they become less stable...
Elder abuse is a serious reality in many Los Angeles nursing homes and for elderly citizens living by themselves.  While finding a nursing home that properly cares for your senior citizen is possible, sometimes you might be fooled. What appears to be a loving, caring place for your family member or loved one could actually...
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