The Loneliness Epidemic: Helping Seniors Stay Connected

         In recent years, researchers have been finding potential links between feelings of loneliness and adverse health outcomes. Feeling lonely may put you at greater risk of premature death, serious health problems, and higher suicide rates. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic made social isolation even more difficult to avoid. In 2023, the United States Surgeon General, […]

Which States Have the Best Protections Against Elder Abuse?        

The United States Census Bureau predicts that the nation’s population of older adults nationwide will have doubled from 49.2 million in 2016 to 94.7 million in 2060. As the population grows as well as ages, elder abuse remains a significant concern. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 10 percent of older adults experience some form of abuse […]

A Modest Raise for Nursing Home Workers Could Save 15,000 Lives a Year: Study

Ruffini found that raising the minimum wage reduced turnover and increased tenure among nursing assistants. This greater continuity of care, she says, translated into improved health and safety conditions for the patients. At the same time, nursing home profits held steady because the extra costs were passed on in the form of higher fees.

Should You Bring Your Parent Home from the Nursing Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting nursing homes and assisted living facilities especially hard, families are wondering whether they should bring their parents or other loved ones home. It is a tough decision with no easy answers.  Growing Cases The number of coronavirus cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country continues to grow. […]

The Comprehensive New Law to Combat Elder Abuse

1 in 10 Americans over the age of sixty have experienced some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse isn’t just physical but financial as well. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017 authorizes the federal government to: Implement an Elder Abuse Coordinator at the DOJ, Federal Trade Commission, and Federal Judicial Districts. Provide […]