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How can families work together to prevent elder abuse?
15 doctors weighed in

12 doctors agree
In brief: Good communication
Good communication between family members will make it more likely that any abusive practices are detected.
Obviously the elders should be part of this communication.

In brief: Good communication
Good communication between family members will make it more likely that any abusive practices are detected.
Obviously the elders should be part of this communication.
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Keep an eye
One suggestion is to put one person rotating every shift or 8 hrs close to the patient at the nursing home 24/7 watching.
Other is to verify the nursing home has cameras 24/7. Talk to the other people who live there and talk to their families. Also make friends with people who take care of your relatives so they can be more attentive to your relatives' needs. Verify that your relative gets meds.

In brief: Keep an eye
One suggestion is to put one person rotating every shift or 8 hrs close to the patient at the nursing home 24/7 watching.
Other is to verify the nursing home has cameras 24/7. Talk to the other people who live there and talk to their families. Also make friends with people who take care of your relatives so they can be more attentive to your relatives' needs. Verify that your relative gets meds.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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