What Is the Elder Justice Act?

Jan 22, 2018

The Elder Justice Act (EJA) is a federal act that President Obama signed into law in 2010 as part of the larger Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It serves to prevent elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, and prosecute abusers when appropriate. The EJA was the first piece of legislation to address elder abuse…
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What Is Financial Exploitation?

Jan 15, 2018

If you or an elderly loved one has recently been the victim of a scam, fraud, deception, or criminal act that resulted in financial losses and other harms, you might have a case of financial exploitation on your hands. Financial exploitation refers to a form of elder abuse that’s become more prominent in recent years,…
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What Causes Bedsores?

Oct 16, 2017

Bedsores, or pressure sores, are open ulcers that result from constant pressure and the reduction of blood flow in a particular area. They commonly occur when illnesses, injuries, and/or the aging process confines individuals to beds and wheelchairs for prolonged periods. Bedsores are painful. They can open the body to infection, and they take far…
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