Category: Elder Abuse

21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
warning signs of memory loss
09 May 2022
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Does your loved one live in a nursing home? Watch for these warning signs of memory loss.

As our loved ones age, it is important to watch out for signs of memory loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that dementia is not a singular disease, but a general term for an impaired ability to remember, think,…
Caregiver putting slippers on an elderly person in an institution
05 Apr 2022

What is institutional elder abuse?

Institutional elder abuse is a problem that has been gaining attention in recent years. This type of abuse occurs when an older person is mistreated or neglected while living in a nursing home, long-term care facility, or other institutional…
Why are residents with dementia more at risk of abuse
04 Mar 2022

Why are residents with dementia more at risk of abuse?

Why are residents with dementia more at risk of abuse? Why are they not adequately protected by the law? Why do nursing home staff members mistreat them so often? Why does this happen in the first place, and how can it be prevented? These…
7 types of elder abuse
31 Dec 2021

7 Types of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a growing problem in our society, where we have more and more elderly people with fewer reporting laws in place.  Current estimates say that as many as two million elders are being abused or neglected by those that they trust…
suing an assisted living facility
17 Dec 2021

Can you sue an assisted living facility?

Assisted living facilities are often the best choice for seniors who need help with daily tasks, but they can also be a place where neglect and abuse occur. If your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse at the hands of their assisted…
medication abuse in nursing homes
05 Nov 2021

How to Identify Medication Abuse in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are meant to be a safe place where your elderly loved ones can be properly cared for in the later stages of their life. However, we know that many reported instances of elder abuse take place in these facilities. Medication abuse…
Elder abuse victim in nursing home covers face as a hand sits on her shoulder.
15 Oct 2021

Does elder abuse occur in nursing homes?

Trusted friends and family may mean well by putting elders in a nursing home, but they can unexpectedly make their loved one a victim of elder abuse by doing so. Quality nursing homes have their reputations ruined by bad care facilities.…
risk factors for elder abuse
13 Aug 2021

5 Risk Factors for Elder Abuse

One in six adults over the age of 60 has experienced abuse within the past year. The rate of abuse in nursing homes and care facilities is also high, with two in three staffers reporting they have abused a charge in the past year. Elder abuse…
elder self neglect
21 Jul 2021

What You Should Know About Elder Self-Neglect

In some instances, it’s our elderly loved ones who fail to provide for their basic needs or look out for their own safety. When this happens, they become victims of elder self-neglect.  Self-neglect is not a crime, but it is dangerous.…
Abused elder sits alone at table in contemplation
17 Jun 2021

Trusting Caretakers: Why Some Resort to Elder Abuse

Caring for an elderly relative, hiring a caretaker, or housing an elderly relative in an assisted living facility is a draining decision for everyone involved. Finances are often one of the top concerns for those seeking a caretaker in Florida.…