California nursing home patients can be affected by issues such as overcrowding, limited staffing and low budgets. However, family members of elderly patients housed in such facilities may want to pay special attention to the drugs administered to their loved ones, especially if dramatic changes in behavior, personality or condition are observed. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, and in some cases, antipsychotic drugs are incorrectly or illegally used to manage patient behavior.
No one ever wants to become the victim of a scam; but with criminals using increasingly sophisticated methods to dupe people out of their money, it’s becoming harder to protect those assets. This is especially true with elderly people who rely on a fixed income when making financial decisions. A scam targeting their bank accounts or credit cards can have a devastating effect and can even constitute as elder abuse in some situations.