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Tighter Nursing Home Controls Sought By Regulators

Care Worker Mistreating Elderly Man

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts public health commissioner announced an initiative aimed at substantially boosting oversight of nursing facilities across the state. The initiative would establish a specialized unit designed to make surprise inspections and impose financial sanctions on facilities found to have serious problems. Further, the plan calls for greater scrutiny and investigation of… Read more »

Social Media Now Plays a Role in Nursing Home Abuse

Care Worker Mistreating Senior Woman At Home

Adding to the growing problem of nursing home abuse across the country, recent reports reveal that some nursing home workers are violating the privacy of the elderly in their care by posting dehumanizing and private images and videos of residents on social media sites, such as Snapchat. This recent trend has lead to criminal charges in some cases, since taking… Read more »

New Grant Money Aids Resources for Elder Abuse Victims in Maine

Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

Maine’s Family Crisis Services, serving Cumberland County, is one of nine national recipients awarded the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant by the U.S. Department of Justice. This grant will build on prior services cultivated by the community that support victims and survivors of elder abuse in Maine. The Family… Read more »

Shortage of Caregivers for the Elderly

Elderly woman sitting next to Christmas tree

In the year 2000, the Family Caregiver Alliance reported that approximately 13 million Americans required some type of long-term care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or at home.  According to current estimates,  by the year 2050,  this figure is expected to double to approximately 27 million.  This means that in roughly 36 years, 14… Read more »