Across the U.S., seniors living in nursing homes fall victim to emotional and physical abuse. The deplorable acts are often committed by individuals who provide care for the seniors frequently. The effects of abuse are devastating and often lead to the progression of mental illnesses. Families with seniors in nursing home facilities need to learn the signs of elderly emotional abuse.
Disturbed, Scared, and Hopeless
When seniors are abused, the emotional damage manifests through fear. The senior appears alarmed and terrified whenever their attacker is present. Often they become fearful to report the individual and take on a hopeless attitude.
Avoiding Eye Contact and Refusing to Speak Openly
Seniors with progressive illnesses such as Alzheimer’s regress back to childhood. If they are abused by a caregiver, the patient avoided eye contact when speaking to anyone even family. When asked about their behavior, the senior won’t speak openly out of …
Shortly after a person is arrested, they will be arraigned. This is a court hearing where the arrested individual will be formally charged with a crime or crimes and will need to enter a plea. Most people are aware of guilty or not-guilty pleas, but there are actually three different pleas. It’s important for a person to know what their options are, especially if they don’t have a lawyer yet.
Plea of Guilty
A person does have the option of pleading guilty. This should only be done if they are guilty and they believe the judge will be lenient. It’s a good idea to avoid pleading guilty without legal advice as there will not be a trial to determine guilt and the next step will simply be the sentencing for the crime the person has admitted to. If they have a chance to speak with a lawyer before their arraignment, …
The leading cause of death for teens is auto accidents. 33% of all deaths in ages 13 to 19 were from auto accidents. With each additional passenger, these chances double.
If the above statistics seem sobering, they should be. As a direct alarm for all parents and teens, this is more than a minor problem. Teens are not being taught properly and their own behavior and lack of awareness are destroying families.
The discussion parents don’t often have is what to do if it happens. What can parents teach teens, From ‘Are We There Yet’ To Taking The Wheel: Teaching Your Teen How To Deal With Disaster On The Road. The below tips start the conversation.
Who is hurt and how? Teens can get an understanding of the situation by focusing immediately on who is injured and to what degree. It’s pivotal for allowing some sense of …
The cost of living is on the rise, and it isn’t life’s little luxuries that are causing so many consumers to feel that pinch; it’s absolute necessities like housing, food, and technology. Those who are looking for ways to cut down on costs may be interested to learn that the one area of modern life that has demonstrated the highest increase in the cost of living can be attributed to driving. Read on to find out about a few ways to start combating the rising cost of owning and driving a car below.
Most drivers who are pinching pennies in other areas of their lives tend to go for the cheapest possible tires when it’s time to replace their old ones. Unfortunately, this is a big mistake. Purchasing sub-par tires doesn’t just lead to sacrifices in areas like braking distance and vehicle handling; it also leads to higher …
Staying safe while behind the wheel of a car or when at work can be a bit easier said than done. Unfortunately, accidents happen and they can cause a lot of property and bodily damage. If a person finds themselves on the losing end of an accident, then working with legal professionals is a great idea.
Failing to get the help only a lawyer can provide may cause a person to lose out on compensation they are entitled to. Rather than suffering in silence, a person will need to work hard to find the right legal representation. The following are some of the signs a person will notice when it is time to hire a personal injury lawyer.
The Insurance Company is Trying Offering a Low Amount of Compensation
While it is a good idea to get a lawyer right after an accident occurs, some people insist on waiting. One …
The thought of writing out a will is mildly frightening to some people and completely horrifying to others. Going through this process means that individuals must admit to themselves that they are mortal. Having wills and trusts is important, and certain situations should expedite people’s urgency to set up these important items.
Establishing a will is crucial for people who have children. In this will, they will note what is to happen to the children in the event that they pass away. If no one is named, the children could end up with social services. They may become the subjects of bitter trials where different family members are vying for custody. Setting up a will means that the parents can choose and discuss the decision with the selected individuals.
When people die and leave pets behind, these pets are sometimes taken in by loving relatives and friends. In …