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Elder Abuse Targeted in Senate Bill

  A bill that would amend the Older Americans Act (OAA) to better protect elders from abuse was introduced to Congress by Sen.Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Specifically, the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act would establish a National Adult Protective Services … Continue reading

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A call to end the “vicious cycle” of the Eldercare System

[T]here are increasing examples of how starving social care of resources is seriously undermining the operation of the NHS … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about elder abuse

The recent Census recorded more than 40 million people age 65 and older in the U.S. These “Baby Boomers” represent the largest segment of our population, and within two decades they are expected to comprise more than 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Community Based At Home Care Programs

BACKGROUND Researchers estimate that 19.6 percent of seniors hospitalized were readmitted within 30 days of discharge, in part due to the failure to adequately attend to the care transition at discharge. Nurses have long asked how the transition from hospital … Continue reading

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Momentum Builds for Scope-of-Practice Reform

As the population ages, a growing number of older adults and their families could benefit from the wide range of services that Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, APRNs, especially the nation’s estimated 154,000 nurse practitioners (NPs), can deliver. These nurses have … Continue reading

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The Complete Caregiver Interview: Dr. Cathleen V. Carr of CertifiedCare

Do to popular demand, the complete interview of Dr Cathleen Carr by Mary Beth Sammons, has been reprinted below. Mary Beth Sammons, who has received several industry awards, including first place from United Press International for best spot news coverage, … Continue reading

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How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

Compliments of CertifiedCare.org, the caregiver education and certification company “Quality credentials for quality caregivers” With an increasing population of elderly as a result of the Baby Boom generation, statistics show that elder abuse is more prevalent than ever. According to … Continue reading

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