“Smart Bandage” Detects Bed Sores, Could Prevent Elder Abuse

New “Smart Bandage” Can Detect Bed Sores Before They’re Visible, Could Help Prevent Worst Elder Abuse Engineers at the University of California have developed a new type of bandage that they call a “smart bandage,” which can detect the presence of bed sores before they become visible. These new bandages, which detect tissue damage below the … [Read more...]

Crime Author Became Victim of Financial Elder Abuse

True Crime Author Was Victim of Financial Elder Abuse from Sons Bestselling true crime author Ann Rule was reportedly the victim of financial elder abuse from her sons, who stole $100,000 while also psychologically torturing her, according to authorities. Michael Rule, 51, and Andrew Rule, 54, were both arrested and charged with theft. Michael, … [Read more...]

Home Health Agency Sued for Elder Abuse Due to Infected Bed Sores

Louisiana Home Health Agency Faces Elder Abuse Lawsuit for Leaving Gauze in Bed Sores A home health agency in Louisiana is being sued for elder abuse by a patient whose bed sores were treated with gauze.  While the use of gauze may have been appropriate, the gauze was left in the wound causing such serious damage and infection that the bed sores … [Read more...]

Snapchat Photos Lead to Elder Abuse Charges

Massachusetts Nursing Aides Charged with Elder Abuse for Snapchat Photos Two Massachusetts nursing home employees face elder abuse charges after posting videos of an incident of abuse on Snapchat. The mobile app, which allows users to share photos and videos with their friends for a very short period of time, retained the images on its servers, … [Read more...]

South Carolina Reconsiders Cameras to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Bill to Allow Cameras in Facilities to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse A handful of states have passed bills allowing concerned family members to place hidden cameras, sometimes called “grannycams,” in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to keep an eye out for nursing home abuse. However, controversy … [Read more...]

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