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Elder abuse

Search For Caretaker Charged With Elder Abuse

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Police in Texas are searching for a home health care aid caught on video assaulting an elderly woman suffering from dementia. The family of the 94-year-old woman viewed surveillance footage caught on a Nest Cam after finding bruises on her body and fearing something was wrong. The graphic video, shared by Crime Stoppers, shows caretaker […]

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Volunteers Help Incapacitated Adults With No Family Or Friends

Incapacitated adults without family or friends benefit from volunteer surrogates that act as medical decision-makers and patient advocates before, during and after hospitalization, according to findings from an innovative program to train surrogates. Adults without surrogates are often estranged from family, face abuse and neglect, and are at high risk of receiving unnecessary medical treatments […]

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Question 2: Mass. Votes ‘Death with Dignity’

Massachusetts will vote on whether to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. Question 2 is known as “Death with Dignity,” and the measure will likely pass, even with strong opposition from outspoken patients, prominent physicians and the Roman Catholic Church. Patient concerns “As a good pro-choice liberal, I ought to support the effort. […]

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