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What is the difference between elder abuse and neglect?

It is a sad fact that the abuse and neglect of older people, both in the context of a private home and a nursing home is not a problem that is going away. Although policies and regulations are being assessed to consider how the issue can be improved, it is still seen as an problem that is severely unreported, often because it goes unnoticed by loved ones.

As a loved one of an elderly person, it is important that you recognize the risks and warning signs of elder abuse and neglect, as well as know how they are defined under the law. By equipping yourself with this information, you will be able to take action efficiently if you see that there is a problem.

I rear-ended a car but it wasn’t my fault

Proving fault in any car accident can be difficult, because there are so many factors to consider, and it can only be assessed after the incident has taken place. Therefore. the only evidence that has been preserved can be depended upon.

When it comes to a situation in which a driver has rear-ended another driver, and has created a collision and damage to vehicles, it is almost always the driver that hits the car from behind that is liable. However, depending on the specifics of the circumstance, this is not always the case.

When distracted driving to blame for an accident

Even for the most safety-conscious drivers, there are always distractions on the road that must be managed properly. Occasionally, unnecessary distractions such as talking with a passenger or on a cellphone can lead to a driver making very dangerous decisions while behind the wheel.

Many people wonder whether the other driver could be blamed for causing an accident because of their distracted driving, and where the line can be drawn when it comes to different types of distractions. It's also questionable how distracted driving can be clearly proven when the driver involved denies it.

Is nursing home poor hygiene a form of abuse?

Poor hygiene is a serious health risk, especially in community environments with physically vulnerable people, such as child

care centers, hospitals and nursing homes. Poor hygiene can lead to the spreading of infectious illnesses, and is responsible for the deaths of people each year.

Elder abuse is more common than most people think

Realizing that a parent can no longer care for him or herself is devastating. Many families struggle with going forward from this point as they try to decide whether a residential facility or in-home care is most appropriate.

Even though Ohio families usually put an enormous amount of thought and research into this decision, few can predict that their choice will lead to harm for a loved one.

Police officer responds to accident, gets hit by another car

An officer with the Fairview Park Police Department responded to a four-vehicle wreck in Ohio. He wound up getting hit by a fifth car while at the scene.

The crash happened out on Interstate 480 on Jan. 17, 2018, a Wednesday. The calls came in right around 9 in the morning, telling police of a four-car crash. Multiple officers were dispatched to respond. The crash was close to West 220th Street.

Preventing electrical injuries in the workplace

Working with electricity can be extremely dangerous if you do not take the right precautions. When you deal with electricity in the workplace, your employer should have certain safety requirements in place to ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible.

As a worker, it never hurts to keep updated on the safe use of electricity to prevent future accidents. The following tips are some basic safety reminders for those who work with electricity occasionally.

The most dangerous mistakes that drivers make

As a driver, it is important to stay updated on how you can improve your skills and stay safe on the road. You have a legal duty to act safely on the road and to always drive with cation and care. It is a criminal offense to act dangerously as a driver on the road.

One of the most common errors that drivers make is, unfortunately, very dangerous, and you can lose your license or face jail time as a result. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is more common than many people think, and it puts everyone on the road in danger. Alcohol severely reduces response times in drivers, and it also makes them more likely to engage in risk and drive recklessly.

2 injured in head-on crash, drunk driver not at fault

When a drunk driver is found at the scene of an accident, it is easy to assume that the intoxicated driver is at fault for the crash. However, in a recent crash in Orange, police determined that the drunk driver was not at fault for the collision.

The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m., on Emery Road. According to police, a 52-year-old woman in a Kia SUV was hit head-on when she attempted to go around a vehicle that was in the road. The other driver, a 66-year-old man from Solon, was injured in the crash. According to police, he had difficulties giving police his driver's license. He allegedly told police that he had been at the casino.

Have bedsores caused concern regarding nursing home neglect?

Throughout life, your parents may have been the ones to make difficult decisions relating to your care and upbringing. Since you have reached adulthood, you may have a greater appreciation for the battles they likely had with themselves when it came to making particularly hard choices. Now that your parent has reached a point in which he or she can no longer care for him or herself, you may face a difficult predicament of your own.

Though many options for elder care exist, you may still have struggled to find the best choice for your loved one. However, after settling on utilizing a nursing home, you may have felt that professional care was the best option. Unfortunately, concerns may have come about regarding whether your elderly parent is facing neglect.

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