In South Carolina, Family Preservation is of the highest importance when dealing with cases involving children. Title 63 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina is the South Carolina Children’s Code dedicated to the protection and advocacy of children. S.C. Code Ann. § 63-7-10 (1976) states that “Any intervention by the State into family life on behalf of children must be guided by law, by strong philosophical underpinnings, and by sound professional standards for practice.” (S.C. Code Ann. § 63-7-10 (1976))
The process of aging in not an unfamiliar topic to society and is an inevitable phase of life. Since 2011, the number of older individuals are increasing annually particularly those from the baby boomer generation. The life expectancy has been increasing with people living longer thanks to modern medicine. These occurrences are proof that civilization is growing exponentially, however the process of aging also means that the older individuals are facing dilemmas such as decreased physical functions, financial instability from retirement, and abuse. Even older adults who are independent may face some limitations. To address these issues, Congress has passed several acts to decrease the number of elderly abuse and improve living conditions.
As we go on to the 21st Century, the internet has increasingly become part and parcel of our daily activities. Even those least technologically informed among us, most of the so called "baby boomers" cannot deny that they too are "connected" and find themselves online via various other resources. You can use the world wide web to get your initial list of attorneys or as a source for additional information on those
The case study describes about the tragic incident of Dorothy J.Drury, who died from injuries sustained in a fall while living at an Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. Drury had signed a Residency Agreement when his mother moved into the home, though he was not then his mother’s guardian, conservator, personal representative, or trustee and he did not have power of attorney for her. Drury’s mother suffered from dementia, chronic confusion, and memory impairment. The Residency Agreement included an arbitration provision. Drury sued ALC for wrongful death, in ALC defense they moved to compel arbitration, but the trial court denied the motion. On appeal, ALC argued that the agreement bound Drury because his mother was a third-party beneficiary of
SC placed call to Pa and spoke with Bill Pa’s spouse who reported that doing ok. But she has come combative lately and verbal abusive. Bill spoke at length about her behavior and the impact it has on him. Bill is offended when Pa makes disparaging remarks about him and calls him out of his name. Bill reported that he believes Pa needs a medication review and a change in meds. Because the medication that supposed to help with her outbursts and combative behavior is not as effective anymore. He reported that Pa fell on 11/11/15 but did not need medical treatment because she did not sustain any injuries (just soreness). The SC inquired about Bill handle his frustration and when Pa becomes abuse or combative and he state he just deals with it because he loves her “and no matter what that’s his wife and he’s going to do right by her” so he talks to
At Adult Protective Services majority of our work involves investigation of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. At Adult Protective Services our job is to protect the vulnerable elderly population, as well as the population that have disabilities. “Only APS is statutorily authorized and responsible for investigating elder and vulnerable adult abuse and taking steps to protect the victims, and it is generally only APS that helps the most frail and incapacitated older persons”(Quin, 2012, p.68). When abuse is suspected, a case worker will reach out to all parties involved, such as the alleged victim, alleged perpetrator, and all collaterals. Unlike many other professions, case worker are not required to have any written consent to speak with
Family theories have been used throughout the history of nursing to help guide patient care and provide the best patient outcomes. Certain theories may be more applicable to the specific patient encounter; however, each theory has benefits and drawbacks to their use. The purpose of this paper is to examine two selected theories, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. I will also discuss a theoretical family in relation to one theory, and how that theory can be best integrated into the care provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).
Brooks County is located in Southern Georgia and borders Florida. The rural county spans about 500 square miles with a population around 16,000 residents while the average county in Georgia has (Head Start Community Assessment, 2013). The county seat of Quitman is located in the center of the county. Quitman is the hub of county serves such as
Mandated Reporters are persons who, as a result of their profession, are more likely to be aware of abuse or neglect of persons with disabilities. Mandated Reporters are required by law to report cases of suspected abuse to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) when they have a suspicion that a person with a disability is suffering from a reportable condition of abuse or neglect. Other persons who are not mandated to report may choose to file reports of suspected abuse.
Assisted living facilities are one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Unfortunately, assisted living facilities have a history of being problematic. Specific cases from the movie Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities indicates that assisted living facilities are often under staffed, poorly trained, and often admit elderly patients who are not qualified candidates for their facilities (Byker and Thompson, 2013). When taking this in to account, it is important to consider why families may admit their loved ones in to assisted living facilities. Hillier and Barrow (2015), associate problems of caregiving with the responsibility itself, the caregivers personal health, role strains, strained family relationships, ect. With all of this strain on an informal caregiver it seems most beneficial to the caregiver and the elderly individual to consider admittance in to an assisted living facility. Once a basis has been established as to why an elderly person is admitted in to an assisted living facility, further insight shall be established to denote what is considered elder abuse. In this movie, Life and Death in Assisted Living Facilities, several
Individuals tasked with the care of a child or adult with disabilities need to ensure this person will be cared for after their passing. If assets are to be left for the person with the disability, Special Needs Trusts must be established. This type of trust functions to ensure the disabled party 's ability to obtain government benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income, is not jeopardized. The problem is many assets won 't affect eligibility, yet others will, including any cash the person has in the bank. For this reason, individuals with a Special Needs Guardianship need to start the process to develop this trust early.
Consequently, the discussion about nursing home abuse and neglect should never be a topic of discussion to discuss. Mainly, because unfortunate occurrences of neglect and abuse in nursing homes across America should have never happened and/or occurred in the first place. Unfortunately, it does happen.