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Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

April 25, 2018

Not all abuse that occurs in nursing homes is physical. Nursing home residents can face emotional, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse at their caregivers’ hands. Sometimes, they face two or more types of abuse at once. Emotional abuse is the use of emotional manipulation to control another individual. It can be used to keep a […]

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How to Plan for Long-Term Care

September 4, 2017

When you create your estate plan, there are many things you need to consider. An estate plan is more than just your will, it is all of your desires for your own care and the succession of your assets after you are incapacitated and after your death. Planning for your long-term care is an essential […]

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Overmedication is a Type of Nursing Home Abuse

April 8, 2017

If you have a loved one currently residing in a nursing home, it is most likely because you and your family feel that this is where he or she can receive the care needed to remain healthy. This care includes mental stimulation and emotional support as well as medical treatment. When a nursing home’s staff […]

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Recognizing Financial Abuse

January 23, 2017

Financial abuse is the use of finances, debt, and earning capacity to keep another individual under one’s control.

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How to Recognize Nursing Home Neglect

June 6, 2016

There are a lot of ways nursing home residents can suffer from mistreatment at the hands of their caretakers. These include physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, sexual abuse, and neglect. Of these types of abuse, neglect is unique in that it is not an overt form of mistreatment, but a lack of appropriate care. […]

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How Does Medicaid Estate Recovery Work?

April 4, 2016

Long-term care is expensive. For many individuals, using Medicaid to pay for long-term care is the only option. Medicaid can be used to cover a variety of types of long-term care, such as an in-home health aide or permanent residence in a nursing home. Most individuals are aware of the eligibility requirements for using Medicaid […]

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Four More Things to Look for When Determining the Right Long-Term Care Facility

March 29, 2016

In an earlier post, we discussed a few things to look for when touring a potential long-term care facility for your elderly loved one. Making the decision to place your loved one in such a facility can be difficult, and finding the right facility can be a long, complicated process amid the greater process of […]

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What Should I Look for in a Long-term Care Facility?

March 24, 2016

If you have determined that moving your elderly loved one into a long-term care facility is the most productive choice for him or her, you have a significant amount of planning and paperwork ahead of you. You also need to find a facility that can provide the level of care that your loved one requires […]

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Should I Place My Elderly Parent in a Long-term Care Facility?

March 10, 2016

Long-term care facilities, also frequently known as nursing homes, are settings that strive to combine the comfort of a private home with the resources of a hospital to provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment for individuals who can no longer live independently. If you have power of attorney for your elderly loved one, you could […]

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