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Elderly Abuse

Woman Who Neglected Elderly Mom Said Screams Weren't That Loud: Report

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

SYDNEY — SYDNEY (AP) — By the time the ambulance showed up to the house, the old woman's screams were, as the paramedics would later tell it, ...

Neglected Woman Confined To Bed So Long Her Legs Fused Together

Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime

Mary Winston was left in bed so long her legs fused together, and now, her son has surrendered to Florida police investigating the 66-year-old woman's...

Unknown, Unnoticed and Unreported: Recognizing Elderly Abuse

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

She felt scared and alone. She was ashamed and embarrassed for the actions of her son. Her health, which was stable weeks before, started to experience a systemic decline -- physically and mentally.

Are Your Parents In Good Hands?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty

Be careful who you entrust to care for your parents. New research from Northwestern Medicine suggests that many nursing agencies recruit people with n...

Erin Mershon

Congressman Launches Anti-Bullying Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

For Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), creating an Anti-Bullying Caucus in Congress was more personal than political. "As a Japanese American born at the ...

Suing Nursing Homes

Carole Herman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Carole Herman

Poor care and neglect are still too common an occurrence in the approximately 16,000 nursing homes in the United States.

Who Protects And Serves When The Elderly Are Fleeced?

Pamela Glasner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Fifty
Pamela Glasner

Our world is facing the largest transfer of wealth from one generation to the next in history, putting into harm's way more than 500 million Baby Boomers as we march headlong into old age ourselves -- not to mention our adult children and our already-aged parents.

Project Finds Abuse, Neglect and Death In Florida Assisted Living: How You Can Help

Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact

"Angel Joglar, 71; killed when left in a bathtub of scalding water." "Gladys Horta, 74 years old; strapped so tightly the restraints ripped into her ...

If Mickey Rooney Is An Elder Abuse Victim, Who's Next?

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

We've pigeonholed elder abuse as an aging issue -- but it's not. It's a huge issue for all of us who care about the older people in our lives. And it's an issue for anyone hoping to enjoy well-being in old age.

The Difficult Responsibility Of Protecting An Elderly Loved One

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Michele Richardson

And although the dementia from which she suffers seems to visit more frequently, it hasn't reared its ugly head today. Instead, I find myself dealing with another important medical issue: GladyO's persistent question about end of life.

Nursing Home Employee Accused Of BODY-SLAMMING Patients

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A man accused of abusing patients at a pricey Calabasas retirement home jumped on a 78-year-old woman's chest and body-slammed her...