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7 Steps to Take If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

When someone is placed in a nursing home, we expect them to be given quality care. After all, that’s what nursing homes are for: to give a level and quality of care that the resident’s family is unable to provide themselves.

Tips on Spotting and Handling Elder Abuse

Placing a loved one in a nursing facility is a difficult decision to begin with, and the possibility of nursing home abuse only compounds the emotional difficulty. By learning some of the signs of abuse and neglect, and financial exploitation, you may be able to respond quickly. Outward physical abuse is rare. While warning signs of elder abuse can be subtle, awareness of small signals can increase changes of early intervention and further harm. To stop abuse and exploitation, it is important to know the signs.

What You Don’t Know, Could Hurt You: Five Common Auto Accident Myths

Myth # 1: I don’t need medical care.
Fact: It’s more common to experience a delay in painful symptoms after an auto injury. Some injuries do not become serious until a few days, or even weeks, after. After any accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not feel any initial pain. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible will ensure your health and help your claim later in the process.

Do you have adequate car insurance?

We’ve all heard commercials advertising how much you can save on car insurance. However, carrying only the minimum coverages may put you and your finances at risk if you are in a motor vehicle accident, whether it was your fault or not. Knowing the different types of insurance and what they cover can help you determine your coverage needs.

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