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What are non-physical forms of assisted living abuse?

If you have a loved one living in an assisted living facility or nursing home in Maryland, it is important to be mindful of potential abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, those who experience abuse face a risk of death that is 300 percent higher than those not abused. Elderly folks living away from family and friends can be placed in vulnerable situations and may not always be able to communicate the presence of neglect and abuse. For this reason, it is important that those around them keep an eye out for flags.

How do heuristics lead to diagnostic errors?

You see and experience things in your life every day in Upper Marlboro (whether it be at home or at work) that help to shape your opinions. Whether you realize it or not, those opinions help to driver your decision-making. Doctors are much the same. They see countless patients in their particular specialties whose conditions, personalilties and behaviors influence how those providers may treat other patients. Their daily treatment methods are also often driven by the popular standards and trends in their respective fields. These general "rules of thumb" could realistically impact how your doctor views and treats you. The question is should they have any influence at all. 

How Can I Avoid Distracted Driving?

It’s estimated that as many as nine people a day lose their lives to distracted driving accidents occurring in the U. S. Dangerous behaviors that prevent you from remaining focused on the road must be avoided, which is why it’s crucial that drivers in Maryland take caution when behind the wheel. The following safe-driving tips from Geico can help curb bad habits and preserve the safety of motorists as well as passengers.

What constitutes nursing home patient abuse?

When you send your loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility in Maryland, you have every right to expect that he or she will be placed in a safe environment. Unfortunately, cases of abuse do occur. According to the Maryland Attorney General, if you have a complaint that a reasonable standard of care is not being met, the grievance must be investigated within 30 days by the home administrator.

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