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What Is Elder Fraud?

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

While no one wants to contemplate the phenomenon much, it is sadly true that people over the age of 65 are at high risk of abuse and exploitation. One particularly insidious form of elder abuse is referred to as elder fraud or elder financial exploitation, where a person either uses deception, force, or the… Read More »

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Confinement and Isolation as Forms of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

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Nursing homes are supposed to provide good care to their residents. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide a safe and supportive environment to the elderly. Complaints of confinement, isolation, and other forms of elder abuse are not unheard of in nursing homes. Any form of elder abuse can have adverse effects on your loved… Read More »

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Elder Abuse Liability And Nursing Home Falls

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Falls occur much too often in nursing homes and frequently result in serious and sometimes deadly injuries to nursing home residents. Indeed, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three million older adults require treatment in emergency departments every year for injuries from falls, and about 34,000 seniors suffer fatal… Read More »

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Elder Abuse And Hospice Fraud: What You Should Know

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Elder abuse in Birmingham can take many different forms at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, from intentional physical or psychological abuse to passive neglect that results in injuries like bed sores or broken bones due to slips and falls. While we do not often think about hospice fraud as a form of elder abuse,… Read More »

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How To Recognize Signs Of Elder Abuse

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

When you have an elderly parent or relative, it is important to remain attentive and protect against vulnerabilities to many different types of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. It is critical for family members and friends to be aware of risks so that they can stay vigilant for signs of abuse, whether it occurs… Read More »

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