Category: Elder Abuse and Neglect

Antipsychotic Drugs Overused in Nursing Homes

Posted on February 14, 2014 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

As the population grows older, issues surrounding care of the elderly have become more prevalent. Many experts worry, for example, about the extent to which nursing home patients are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Recent studies show...Read More

Cameras in Nursing Homes – Protection vs. Privacy

Posted on February 7, 2014 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

Concerns about nursing home abuse and the safety of residents in nursing homes have led some states to allow cameras to be placed in nursing home rooms. Oklahoma recently became the third state to explicitly...Read More

Nursing Home Resident Claims Abuse Preceded Shooting

Posted on February 15, 2013 in Elder Abuse and Neglect, Personal Injury

An 87-year-old resident of a nursing home in Stanwood, Wash., was charged with first-degree assault recently in the shooting of a nursing home worker, according to a news report. The resident told police that the...Read More

Elder Abuse Often Not Reported

Posted on December 11, 2012 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

Washington State’s 9th Annual Conference on Abuse of Elders and Adults with Disabilities took place this month in King County. The purpose of the day- long conference was to raise awareness among professionals and residents...Read More

Actor Mickey Rooney Testifies About Elder Abuse

Posted on August 27, 2012 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

Actor Mickey Rooney continues his testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom this week in a conservatorship hearing. The actor has leveled allegations of elder neglect and abuse against his step-son and the wife of his...Read More

Elder Abuse–Know the Signs

Posted on June 25, 2012 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

We should all be able to look forward to our golden years as a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labors. Sadly, millions of elderly Americans do not get to do that....Read More

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