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Overmedication is a severe problem in nursing homes

Overmedication is a severe problem in nursing homes

Elders expect efficient and professional care when entering nursing homes because these facilities usually employ well-trained staff and…

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Understanding mild, moderate and severe TBIs

Understanding mild, moderate and severe TBIs

An injury to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). About 3 out of every 4…

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Why the CYFD struggles to fulfill its purpose of protecting kids

Why the CYFD struggles to fulfill its purpose…

The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is the New Mexico state agency authorized to act on behalf…

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What qualifies as elder financial abuse in a nursing home?

What qualifies as elder financial abuse in a…

Elder financial abuse is a serious concern in nursing homes across the world. As the aging population grows,…

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What to look for if you suspect nursing home abuse

What to look for if you suspect nursing…

For many people in the United States, nursing homes are the best option to care for their aging…

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Who can sue for wrongful death in New Mexico?

Who can sue for wrongful death in New…

Losing a loved one is never easy. Learning that your loved one’s death could have been prevented can…

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Understanding medication errors in nursing homes: abuse or neglect?

Understanding medication errors in nursing homes: abuse or…

Medication errors in nursing homes can severely affect residents’ health and well-being. While not all errors amount to…

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Too many children, too little staff: CYFD’s troubles

Too many children, too little staff: CYFD’s troubles

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) offers shelter and support services to children and their…

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