New Visitation Guidance

Over the past year, people in long-term care have been more affected by COVID-19 than almost anyone else. From staff to residents to families, we have seen people pivot and completely change how they work, live, and communicate. Over the past few months, we have seen vaccines get distributed, and the Center for Disease Control…

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New Visitation Guidance

Advocating for Your Loved One

The past year has been difficult for all of us, but the toll it has taken on older adults, particularly those living in long-term care, has been staggering. When they needed their loved ones the most, doors have been closed. Families are desperate to help, but they don’t know where to start.  Advocating on an…

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Advocating for Your Loved One

Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Neglect of those living in long-term care facilities and those living in the community is an important topic to understand. There are many forms of neglect and a wide variety of signs to look out for. This may make it very difficult to spot instances of neglect. Fortunately, there are steps that friends, family, neighbors,…

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Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

If the situation is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Professionals expect that for every case of adult abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. This is a devastating expectation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the coronavirus, more and more older adults are isolated and self-neglected than ever. Not only…

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COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

Long-Term Care Residents Have the Right to VOTE

This year is important in many ways – we’ve learned a lot about our health systems’ abilities, the strength of our long-term care industry, and our community spirit. This year also includes an important election cycle. Every eligible American should take advantage of their right to vote. This includes your loved ones in long-term care!…

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Long-Term Care Residents Have the Right to VOTE

Understanding Your Rights as a Resident

The myths surrounding the rights of residents in long-term care (LTC) communities are pervasive. There’s an assumption that when someone becomes a resident of an LTC community, they are saying goodbye to most freedoms, especially choice. Fortunately for residents, these myths are untrue.

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Understanding Your Rights as a Resident

Elder Abuse: What Is It and How Do We Recognize It?

If you suspect elder abuse, call 1-800-392-0210 or report online Elder abuse is a rampant problem, affecting an estimated 16 percent of adults age 60 or older. These numbers are still lower than the actual average, as elder abuse, like many other forms of abuse, is wildly underreported. 

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Elder Abuse: What Is It and How Do We Recognize It?