Elder Abuse

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Criminal Probe of Hollywood Hills Nursing Home After 8 Dead Due to Extreme Heat

Update 9/25: Voicemails left on Florida Gov.

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  • Sep 14, 2017
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Is Your Loved One’s Caregiver Abusive?

A disturbing video showing a home health aide hitting and verbally abusing a 94-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s has gone viral.

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  • Jan 31, 2017
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New Nursing Home Regulations: Can They Reduce Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse in all forms - physical, emotional, sexual, and financial - is a critical problem in the United States. Much of the abuse occurs in nursing homes, which are increasingly understaffed and privately owned.

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  • Dec 29, 2016
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Dementia Costs One Woman $1 Million, Authorities Allege

The Department of Children and Family is investigating a report of potential financial elder abuse in The Villages. A woman with dementia allegedly gave $1 million to a man she had met at an assisted living facility.

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  • Dec 5, 2016
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Know the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Exploitation

St. Petersburg Police arrested a 94-year-old man's licensed guardian for allegedly using her position to steal thousands of dollars from his bank account.

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  • Oct 12, 2016
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Osceola Senior Watch Program: Could One Weekly Visit Help Stop Elder Abuse?

Senior citizens living alone in Osceola County can now look forward to weekly visits, but their visitors might not be who you would expect. The St. Cloud Police Department has launched their “Senior Watch Program” to keep an eye on seniors without family in the area.

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  • Sep 21, 2016
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Brevard Priest Fraud Case Shines Light on Scammers Targeting the Elderly

A Brevard County priest accused of defrauding an elderly woman is accused of stealing nearly $90,000 from his victim in less than a year.

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  • Sep 13, 2016
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Elder Abuse in New York: The Most Common Kinds of Financial Scams

Recently, a former home health aide was sentenced to prison after stealing several hundred thousand dollars from an elderly couple on the Upper East Side. The former aide Stephany Hernandez forged checks and made large withdrawals from the elderly woman’s account.

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  • Aug 22, 2016
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How You Know If Your Family Member Is a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse

A Daytona Beach assisted living facility was recently forced to shut its doors to new residents after an investigation found that administrators failed to report two instances of abuse at Ocean View Manor.

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  • Jul 6, 2016
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Elder Abuse on the Rise in Orlando: How Can It Be Stopped?

As older adults become physically and mentally frail, they require a network of family members, healthcare professionals, and other members of the community to provide care and advocate for their needs.

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  • Jun 7, 2016
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Florida Nursing Home Ombudsman Program Embroiled in Controversy

Advocates for nursing home residents in Florida argue the state’s federally-mandated ombudsman program is in shambles at a time when, according to reports, almost one out of every five facilities in the state is on a “watch list” for providing allegedly below-average care.

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  • Sep 13, 2013
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FL Nursing Home Resident Advocacy Group Releases National Report Cards

Tallahassee-headquartered nursing home resident advocacy group Families for Better Care{:target="_blank"} have released a first-of-its-kind, state-by-state nursing home report card detailing facilities’ treatment of their residents, as well as probl

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  • Aug 26, 2013
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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home patients are unique because they need almost constant attention, physically and mentally. Though this is what our loved ones deserve, it is often not the treatment they receive.

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  • Jul 12, 2011
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Pharmaceutical Companies Found Complicit in Nursing Home Overmedication

Pharmaceutical companies may have illegally promoted atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAP) for dangerous off-label uses in nursing homes, according to report by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • May 16, 2011