Today, there are over 3.2 million people living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities in the United States. While many nursing home residents are properly taken care of, as many as 1 in 6 may become the victim of abuse or neglect every year. Elder abuse is an issue that is too frequently overlooked, but one that can cause serious harm. Seniors who have been abused have a 300 percent greater chance of death in the following 3 years than those who are not abused.
Social media is becoming more and more prevalent in today's digitally-driven society. While networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great for connecting with friends and family, they are also creating new problems that the world has never had to deal with before. Everyone has been told to "watch what they post online," as a quick internet/social media search is becoming standard in most employers' hiring processes. But not only are employers using social media to obtain information, the law is too. Know that everything you say, and now post, can and will be used against you in a court of law.