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Did Nursing Home Care Experts Convince Jury in Abuse Case?

October 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Medical, Nursing

A jury recently awarded the family of a nursing home resident $900,000 for physical and mental pain and punitive damages. The family of Maria Savas O’Brien sued Good Shepherd Nursing home in 2015 for negligence, breach of contract and wrongful death. O’Brien died from dehydration in April 2015 after being admitted to hospital care the […]

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Signs of Abuse: Introduction to Elder Abuse

September 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Family, Child and Elder, Infographic, Medical, Nursing, Psychiatry and Psychology

By 2050, it is expected that people 65 and older will be 20% of the U.S. population. The “Boomer Generation” effect will increase the need for elder care and will be the breeding ground for potential elder abuse cases. For the vast majority of elder abuse cases, 90% of the abusers were family members. From […]

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The Cost of Alzheimer’s

September 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Family, Child and Elder, Infographic, Medical, Nursing

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, it is the most expensive disease in the country costing $226 billion dollars in 2014. We can only expect this disease and cost to increase as time progresses. In order to understand how the future of Alzheimer’s will affect the country, […]

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