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Young nurse and female senior in nursing home, measurements are taken or administrative duties taken care of

Nearly 1 in 10 senior citizens in the U.S. faces elder abuse from a caregiver, relative, or other party, yet only a fraction of these instances of elder abuse are ever reported. Why is that the case? Because, often times the person who is the victim of the abuse is unable to understand the caregiver […]

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Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Medications in Nursing Homes

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Pensioner taking his daily dose of pills

Modern medicine has made great advances in its ability to provide relief and treatment for individuals suffering the effects of psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety, and many older Americans certainly suffer from these conditions and can obtain benefits from psychotropic medications engineered to treat those conditions. Unfortunately, however, many nursing homes misuse and […]

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Elder Abuse and Informed Consent

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Open bottle of pills spilling onto the counter

Every nursing home resident has the right to be informed about the care and services being provided and to accept or refuse recommended treatment.  When the treatment involves the use of psychotropic medications, there are special protections in place in nursing homes to make sure they are used properly.  This includes the requirement that the […]

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