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Types of financial abuse in nursing homes

When most people think of nursing home abuse, their first thoughts turn toward violent acts or neglect. Many people do not even realize nursing home staff sometimes exploit senior citizens financially. Elderly citizens in nursing homes reportedly lose approximately $2.9 billion annually from exploitation. 

Nursing home residents and traumatic brain injuries

If you are one of the numerous Mississippi residents who has had to make the painful decision to put your aging parent in a nursing home, his or her health and safety are always on your mind. You worry that (s)he may suffer neglect or even abuse by nursing home employees.

How to talk to a loved one about nursing home abuse

There are numerous signs of nursing home abuse to watch out for when you have a loved one in an assisted care facility. Some of the more obvious signs include poor hygiene, bruising or open wounds, but it is also critical to look out for changes in behavior and emotional withdrawal. 

How inadequate supervision in nursing homes can lead to neglect

Nursing homes and assisted living centers in Jackson are often the solution many people use when they are unable to provide their elderly relatives with the care and supervision they require. It does not mean they do not love them any less. They simply want to ensure their older relatives can continue living the quality of life they deserve and hold onto their independence for as long as possible. 

Your gut feeling and other signs might signal elder abuse

It was probably a heart-wrenching decision to put your elderly parent in a nursing home. It can be difficult to trust others to care for your loved one, but the care your parent needs had become too much for you to manage on your own. However, like many other Mississippi residents, you may have concerns over whether your loved one is receiving the highest level of care. What if he or she is being abused or neglected?

Bed sores are an evident sign of likely neglect in nursing home

With the recent loss of eight elderly residents of a nursing home, the spotlight is again on nursing home neglect, and people in Mississippi have taken note. USA Today reports the sister nursing home to the one that housed these seniors had recently and temporarily lost its right to accept new patients after findings of abuses and neglect.

Is it normal for my parent to fall in a nursing home?

The news is grim when it comes to falls and the elderly. In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that "Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs."

Lesser known signs of nursing home negligence

Nursing home negligence is a daily occurrence in Jackson. Many local nursing homes do not have enough trained staff to accommodate the population. If you must send your parent to live in a nursing facility because you and your family do not have the time or resources to care for her or him, you should take time to carefully review your options. 

What are less obvious signs of nursing home abuse?

Many senior citizens rely on the services of nursing homes. In fact, a report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that in 2012, approximately 1.4 million seniors were living in assisted care facilities. As people get older, they are more likely to rely on the services of one of these residences.

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