Who is “ Assisting” at Assisted Living Facilities and…… Is It Enough?

      Assisting living facilities are a popular alternative to the traditional nursing home and the number of facilities  opening here in Ohio and around the country are growing fast. But is this tread good for our seniors?  The biggest danger is, are they staffed with enough well-trained personnel? A recent article highlighted this

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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today, June 15, 2017 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day as declared by the United Nations. I hadn’t thought of elder abuses as a world-wide issue but the United Nations committee  cite to an expected increase in such abuse due to the numbers of elderly growing. Financial exploitation and material abuse is one of their

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OHIO BUCKEYES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE

It was disappointing and disturbing to see that Ohio’s nursing homes ranked as some of the lowest in the country. How could that be ? We are the land of buckeyes, the birthplace of eight  US Presidents and a great lake- so why our state’s nursing homes treat our seniors so poorly? The Cleveland Plain

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Who Is Stealing From Grandma?

Who is Stealing from Grandma? Well, I was surprised to learn there is a lot of stealing going on! It is reported that nearly 1 in 5 of our seniors (65 years and older), are the victims of financial abuse. This is according to a recent report by Public Policy Polling.As a result, there is

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Dog Bites: Are there “Bad” or “Dangerous Dog Breeds,” or is this just a Myth?

Are there really specific breeds of dogs that are vicious by nature? There seems to be alot of information that indicates a certain breeds of dog (usually the “pit bull class of dogs”), is more likely to bite than other breeds.  However, is there really any truth to this?  The “pit bull class” includes American Pit

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Do You Know the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? You Might Be Surprised!

  Have you ever had the experience when visiting with a family member that their responses and behavior seems different and a little “off.”  Are they having a bad day or is there something more serious affecting their health? Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease which destroys memory and many other mental functions.

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