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Bedsores are a sign that your loved one is being neglected

When you place an ailing parent, grandparent or other loved one into a nursing home or adult care facility, you do so because you want the best possible treatment and care. Your loved one is likely no longer able to care for himself or herself, which means that around-the-clock support or care may be necessary.

4 things you should know about nursing home abuse and neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are problems that no senior citizen should have to deal with. Unfortunately, some nursing home staff members choose to take advantage of a vulnerable population. Senior citizens and their families usually only turn to nursing home care when they are truly reliant on others to help them with daily activities.

Sudden changes could indicate that abuse is taking place

People often worry that they won't know if a loved one is being abused in a nursing home. After all, even if you visit for a few hours every day -- far more than many people visit -- you simply can't be there all of the time. If your loved one won't say anything, perhaps out of shame or because of memory issues, how are you going to know when it's time to step in?

Know the dangers of wandering in nursing homes

Choosing a good nursing home for your loved one is probably a taxing or emotional process. You want to make sure your loved one is safe and receives proper care. Nursing home abuse may be a concern when making a choice, but you should also look into a home's security and ability to prevent wandering and elopement.

Do teen drivers really learn their lesson after a crash?

The unfortunate reality for most adults is that lessons are most often learned from the direct consequences of failing to heed warnings. For example, a person may start to exercise and diet religiously only after suffering a heart attack that their physician warned was a real possibility, or set aside money for home repairs only after their roof starts leaking just like the contractor warned it would.

Sun glare accidents may be more common than reported

The glare from the sun can blind you behind the wheel, leading to an accident. For example, one driver was coming up over a hill, and the sun hit him in the eyes as he topped that hill. On the road in front of him, in a crosswalk, was a woman who was crossing the street with her dog. Tragically, he struck the woman, saying after the fact that he'd not been able to see her at all.

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