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Trusting your loved one to the care of others is never easy. When a member of your family suffers elder abuse from another family member or from a caregiver, you must take action. Learning more about various types of abuse, the warning signs, and how to report abuse is essential to a proactive approach to […]

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As the population ages, everyone is at greater risk for chronic illnesses or in need of specialized supervision. The number of South Carolina residents age 85 and older will increase 101 percent from 2012 to 2032. South Carolina has 190 nursing home facilities. Many of them do an excellent job of meeting the needs of […]

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When you move an elderly member of your family into a nursing home, you have a right to expect that the nursing home will provide adequate care. South Carolina’s Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities indicates that nursing home residents: Have the right to choose their personal physician; Must not suffer mental […]

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When a loved one is placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you assume they will receive at least a reasonable standard of care. You hope the nursing home can provide a better care environment for your loved one than they would have at home: quality medical services, a healthy diet, and a […]

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June 15, 2006, was established as the first annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Despite more than a decade of global awareness, the egregious problem of elder abuse persists in the United States. Recently, the Greenville News South Carolina ranks last in rankings of states for elder abuse protections. The report pointed out that while […]

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Prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin cause pressure sores, or as they are more commonly known, bedsores. This injury commonly afflicts sedentary people who cannot to move out of certain positions. Remaining in one position for too long can stress and injure the skin and the tissue underneath. Pressure sores are especially […]

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It’s difficult to imagine that the nursing home staff tasked with caring for its elderly patrons would ever engage in nursing home abuse. Still, abuse is a national concern for the almost 5 percent of people older than 65 in the United States who live in assisted living facilities. Nursing home abuse happens more frequently […]

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If you had to make the difficult decision that your aging parent or relative needs nursing home care, you naturally want to make sure your mother or father receives the best care possible. One factor that it’s important to consider when looking at nursing homes is how carefully the facility monitors the use of chemical […]

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If you’ve had to make the difficult decision that it’s time for your loved one to receive nursing home care, you know just how emotionally fraught the process is. If your loved one—instead of being well cared for and provided for—is injured due to nursing home negligence or abuse, it is a devastating blow. You […]

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