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Issues in Aging

Slip and Fall Accidents: Leading Cause of Injury & Death in Elderly

slip and fall accident

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and any place. Sometimes it is just that, an accident plain and simple. Other times, it may be due to the negligence of another party. Whatever the cause, the elderly – those 65 and older – are at a greater risk to fall and suffer a serious, sometimes life-threatening, injury.

Elderly: 29 million falls. 800,000 hospitalizations. 28,000 deaths. Click To Tweet

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Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing Assisted Living Facility

When it comes to the care of our elderly family members, we want to make sure they are well taken care of. Oftentimes, that may mean moving them to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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Rights of Nursing Home Residents

Nursing Home Residents

It’s never an easy decision to put a loved one in a nursing home or other assisted living facility. You want to make sure your elderly parent, grandparent or other loved one receives the best care possible.

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Prevent Fall-related Injuries Among Older Adults

prevent fall related injuries among older adults

The first day of fall this year, September 22, 2016, is the Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), this event is designed to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

Did you know that 1 in 3 older Americans fall every year? Click To Tweet

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse

Making the decision to trust the care of an aging loved one to another is an extremely difficult decision. To add to your stress, you hear news stories about the poor treatment of our elderly in nursing homes, ranging from financial exploitation, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse to basic neglect. How do you avoid potential nursing home abuse, ensuring your elderly loved one is safe?

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Elder Abuse: Violating the Trust

elderly abuse

When you need some sort of assisted care for your elderly parent, grandparent, or other adult, you want the best care possible. You trust that facilities such as nursing homes know how to handle health and hygiene issues and can empathize with loneliness and forgetfulness. It is unthinkable that these facilities may be breeding grounds for elder abuse.

However, elder abuse is a serious issue.

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12 Things You can do to Help Stop Elder Abuse

Nursing Home abuse

Today, June 15th, Nash & Franciskato is acknowledging World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s unfortunate that we actually have to have a day called World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; however, many of our elderly are in care situations where they suffer abuse and neglect on a daily basis.

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