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The bullying epidemic in nursing homes

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you will want to make sure that the later years of his or her life are filled with comfort, safety and happiness. The nursing home itself has a responsibility to make sure that your loved one is taken care of and made to feel welcome and comfortable. However, unfortunately, this is not the experience of all nursing home residents.

How to spot and stop elder abuse

Over the next 20 years, it is expected that Ohio's population will grow by a meager 2 percent, whereas its elderly population will shoot up by 40 percent. This discrepancy means that elders could be more prone to abuse, especially those in nursing homes. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how to spot abuse and how to put an end to it.

How many dementia residents wander from nursing homes?

Data collected by physican researchers working of a 2012 study published in the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging journal highlighted some staggering realities as it relates to nursing home residents and their propensity to wander from them.

Protecting nursing home residents from psychological abuse

When a loved one is residing in a nursing home, it is probable that you will be feeling protective over them, and you will want to know that they are being looked after to the highest degree. While signs of physical abuse may be easy to recognize, for example when bruises are discovered on the patient's body, signs of emotional and psychological abuse can be much more difficult to spot.

The effects of understaffing in nursing homes

When concerns are raised about the state of nursing homes, they are usually centered on systematic abuse and neglect. These concerns and horror stories often paint dramatized pictures of inherently mean and spiteful nursing home employees that try and make their patients' lives a living nightmare.

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.

Nursing home residents can be victims of dosage errors

People who reside in nursing homes are vulnerable and require a high amount of monitoring and care. They depend on their caregivers to provide for them physically and emotionally, and their caregivers have a duty to ensure that all of their needs are being attended to. This is especially true for the medication that they receive, since their life can depend on them receiving the correct dosage at all times.

What is the abuse risk for people with Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that can affect people both old and young. With over 5 million sufferers in the U.S., it is shockingly common, and widespread suffering is experienced by the families and loved ones who feel helpless to do anything about it.

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