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Signs of nursing home abuse

Elder abuse is becoming a bigger problem in the United States for a multitude of reasons, and people are more aware of the issue. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports in 2014, over 2 million people resided in a nursing home or residential care community. During that year, about 188,000 complaints were made to a national reporting system. About 8 percent of the complaints involved abuse or gross neglect.

Understanding dangerous driving

When you are out on the road, you need to be able to keep yourself and your passengers safe. That means knowing everything you can about how to operate your vehicle and putting that knowledge into practice in ways that help you minimize risk.

Most common causes of accidents in Greenville

Car accidents happen so often on the roads in Greenville that it is not uncommon for you to see them on a daily basis. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, there were 1,399 fatal motor vehicle wrecks in South Carolina in 2015. Knowing the common causes of these accidents can make it easier for you to take preventive measures in the future so you do not become involved in one.

Identifying the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect

Nursing homes are great options for Greenville seniors who are no longer capable of living safely on their own. However, they can also be a source of harm. Many seniors are injured and die from episodes of nursing home abuse and neglect each year. As a relative of an elderly person who is in the care of a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you should be concerned about the health, safety and well-being of your loved one at all times. Knowing how to spot the signs of abuse and neglect are the first steps you can take to protect your senior family member.

Wet weather safety tips

The mix of cold temperatures and wet weather often creates nightmarish driving conditions for motorists. According to the AAA Exchange, each year the number of car accidents that occur from wet pavement is almost 1.2 million. To keep yourself from becoming a statistic, here are some with weather safety tips to keep in mind.

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