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?

Resources for Family Caregivers’ Bereavement During the Pandemic

According to a New York Times database, 1,126 people in Missouri have died due to COVID-19 as of July 14. The data shows that there are thousands of families who have lost their loved ones during the pandemic. As we all know, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities hit hard; One-thirds of coronavirus-related deaths…

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Resources for Family Caregivers’ Bereavement During the Pandemic

Financial Assistance for Long-Term Care

As the life span has been increased, the cost of long-term care has been escalating at an unprecedented pace. The average annual cost of nursing home care was $82,000 in 2016 and is now three times bigger than most seniors’ annual average income.

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Financial Assistance for Long-Term Care