Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

You may have a loved one currently residing in a nursing home—a place you have put your trust into to care responsibly for your family member.  Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home abuse and neglect occur, and when it does it is devastating not only to the victim, but…

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Bedsores: How to Prevent Them

Bedsores, or pressure sores, are injuries affecting a person’s skin and the underlying tissue. They occur when there is prolonged pressure to the skin, creating a rash which can progress to something much worse. They usually occur over a bony area such as your heels, sacrum, hips, elbows, or ankles….

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Elder Abuse: It’s More than Just Physical Abuse or Caregiver Neglect

By 2015, the elderly population of the world, that is, those over the age of 65, accounted for 8.5 percent of the total population. In the next 10 years we should witness an increase of about 236 million people ages 65 or older across the globe. Then, from 2025 to…

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What Kinds of Injuries Should be Preventable in a Nursing Home?

You may have a loved one who is in the care of a nursing home. A nursing home is there to provide the care and attention your family member needs; however, sometimes unfortunate events can happen to your loved one leaving them seriously injured. If nursing home abuse or neglect…

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Colorado Enacts Mandatory Reporting Laws for Elder Abuse

Colorado recently put into place new laws to help protect our state’s aging population. The tragedy of elder abuse is on the rise in the United States as the American population continues to age. Baby Boomers are turning 65 at a rate of one every ten seconds. In order to…

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