An Oregon study of elder abuse finds most abuse is financial and involves family or a caregiver; many of the elderly victims lived alone.
Norovirus has infected 23,000 residents in Oregon nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the past decade. The Oregon Health Authority is scheduled to name the facilities…
Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an elderly, vulnerable adult.
More car accidents? Self-driving cars? How baby boomers retiring will affect commuting and road safety in the United States
A recent car accident involving a very elderly man backing his car into a crowd of people, seriously injuring 4 children, has put a national spotlight on the issue of elderly drivers. By 2030, nearly 20% of the drivers on the road will be over the age of 65. Driver’s problems begin when cognitive or physical abilities […]
The rights of nursing home residents are infringed by binding arbitration clauses.
Norovirus infections have hit hard in nursing homes recently, but new research suggests a related virus is also causing big problems. Sapovirus has been identified by health researchers in Oregon: it may be more common than previously thought and it’s on the rise in nursing homes and long-term care centers. A new study shows 66 […]
An Ashland, Oregon nursing home has reported a suspected outbreak of norovirus among staff and residents. Linda Vista in Jackson County has notified the Oregon Department of Health, but is downplaying the incident, according to Ashland Daily Tidings. Clatsop County’s Public Health Department is also investigating claims of norovirus in local elder care facilities. Norovirus […]
The New York Times has spotlighted an interesting movement in long-term care: The Green House concept, which aims to reinvent the traditional nursing home care model in a smaller, more personalized, home-like setting. According to the AARP, in the Green House model each of the 10 to 12 residents has a private bathroom and bedroom […]
Not all elder abuse is physical: older people can be exploited financially, psychologically and emotionally. A report issued earlier this year by the Government Accountability Office found that elder abuse is on the rise, and elder protective service agencies across the country are often not equipped to handle a growing number of elder abuse cases. The […]