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September 2016 Archives

Warning signs of elder abuse

Once you have placed an aging parent into a short-term or long-term care facility you will want to know that they are being treated with respect and compassion. Unfortunately, people 60 and over have a one in 10 chance of experiencing some type of elder abuse. Seventy percent of sexual abuse occurs in nursing homes but is believed only 30 percent are actually reported.

Planning for your loved one's future with advanced directives

Your family has made the decision. After much contemplation, you have decided that it's best that your mom be placed in a nursing home. Having reviewed our suggestions for locating an optimal retirement facility, you have found a home that provides the care your mom needs. You are impressed with the staff-to-patient ratio, facility conditions and food quality. While you have completed your research and have been granted approval by your loved one, however, there are still steps you will need to take to ensure she receives the care she desires.

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

“I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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