Tag: Elder Abuse
Nurse Sex Video Prompts Elder Abuse Investigation & Nurses’ Licences are Suspended
When news hit yesterday about Russel O. Torralba, one of two male registered nurses being under investigation and suspended for elder abuse, Care Placement wasn’t altogether surprised. Disturbing videos surfaced that show Torralba and Alfredo V. Ruiz apparently engaging in sex acts with each other while at the bedside of a 98-year-old bedridden stroke patient Read More
Can You Trust Your Parents’ In-Home Care Worker?
Elder abuse is more common than most of like to admit. Seniors who have a high amount of physical care needs or who may be suffering from dementia are especially vulnerable to abuse. Elder abuse can happen in almost any circumstance, including in a nursing home, at the home of a family member or in Read More
How Common Is Elder Abuse?
Seniors represent a population that is highly vulnerable to abuse, but how common is elder abuse? Data on the rates of elder abuse remain scarce. Most experts believe that rates of elder abuse are highly underreported. A study cited by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), found at 7.6% – 10% of study participants Read More
Facing Elder Abuse
When we hear the word abuse, we might picture physical assault or severe neglect. Cases of abuse that receive the most attention involve victims who are children, domestic partners, or animals. But what about the abuse of senior citizens? According to the local District Attorney, San Diego “handles approximately 9,000 cases of elder and dependent Read More
Signs of Elder Abuse
While there are certainly many assisted living facilities, nursing homes and in-home caregivers doing a fantastic job caring for the elderly, abuse is something that many family members worry about. As our loved ones age and are less able to live independently, often the only option is to find a facility or caregiver to help Read More