NYT Article About Minimizing the Risk and Consequences of Seniors Falling

I recommend Jane Brody’s column titled Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk in The NY Times on Tuesday 2/26, not just because it resonated with me personally, but because it cites risk factors and consequences that might well be overlooked by even the most experienced among us on the front lines of caregiving and management.  It could also be used as a resource for people receiving familial concern and/or professional care who don’t want to hear these things from their loved ones or caregivers.  Here’s the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/well/live/falls-can-kill-you-heres-how-to-minimize-the-risk.html

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‘I’m Petitioning … for the Return of My Life’

Artice from New York Times December 9, 2018 regarding forced guardianships and the horrors it can create for clients.  Read more…

Orion is creating a resource for its members who suspect that they are dealing with potential elder abuse situations, to avoid unnecessary reporting to Adult Protective Services.  Such reports can create greater nightmares and horror situations.

 

Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chair- Orion Elder Abuse Committee

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New data show hundreds of thousands of elder abuse cases even with huge reporting gaps

“Across the USA, solitude has become a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of senior citizens living at home.” This article was in the November 28, 2018 edition of USA Today.  You may find it to be of interest.

Click here to be directed to article ———->   https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/11/27/elderly-abuse-neglect-federal-government-statistics/2113361002/

 

Best Regards,

Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chair – Orion Elder Abuse Committee

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Deadly Drugs Misused In U.S. Nursing Facilities

From AARP:

When the family of Bobby Glenn Tweed made the difficult decision to have him admitted to a nursing home in January 2013, little did they realize he would have just months left to live. While diagnosed with dementia, Tweed, 78, was still a vigorous man.

But without his family’s consent, Tweed was given psychotropic drugs that are known to be fatal among older patients with dementia. In 10 months, he was dead. Read more

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