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Posted on February 6, 2014

The Proper Precautions Can Minimize The Possibility Of A Fall

When you’re a kid, it’s easy to bounce back from taking a tumble.  But as we age, those falls that didn’t used to deter us can cause some fairly serious damage.  Although you’re not always going to be able to have control over the environments you walk through, there are certain precautions you can...
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Posted on January 21, 2014

Report Shows Startling Lack Of Charges In Elder Abuse Cases

A new report out of Ottawa acts as a sad reminder of how few elder abuse cases actually lead to charges.  The difficulties of bringing such charges to fruition should be understood, because in order to improve safety throughout the country, there need to be improvements made in this regard. This particular study found...
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Posted on January 8, 2014

Helping Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Self-Neglect

Deciding when the time is right for an elderly loved one to be transferred from an to some type of care center or assisted living facility is not an easy prospect.  Oftentimes, the individual may balk at the idea, meaning that there are going to be some difficult conversations in the future. If someone...
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Posted on December 9, 2013

New NHTSA Safety Initiative Targets Drivers Over 65

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has grown concerned about the increasing numbers of drivers above the age of 65 who are going to be on the roads in the coming years.  There were 35 million such drivers last year, which is up from the 21 million that were on the road in 2003....
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Posted on November 19, 2013

Hidden Cameras Being Deployed In Nursing Homes To Catch Abuse

A new report takes a look at a trend wherein hidden cameras are increasingly being placed in nursing homes (either by concerned families or by government officials) to identify signs of abuse.  Three states (Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico) have legislative language that distinctly allows the usage of surveillance within their rooms, and a...
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Posted on November 18, 2013

Ensuring Safety With Elder Home Care Services

For those who aren’t quite ready to give up their independence to live in a dedicated assisted living facility, there are some options out there, and safety must be verified just like it would for those who are looking into a nursing home.  A new report outlines some tips for those who are content...
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