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Federal Reports Highlight Poor Nursing Home Care

Many elderly Americans benefit from the care they receive in nursing homes and other types of assisted-living centers. But two recent government reports indicate that elder neglect and abuse is rampant nationwide, and that the underreporting of suspected abuse and a lack of oversight remain obstacles to preventing neglect and…



Wisconsin Elder Abuse: By the Numbers

In recent years nursing home abuse and other forms of elder abuse have come under increased scrutiny as the baby boom generation reaches retirement age and is confronted with the need for assisted-living care. Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services publishes an Elder Abuse and Neglect Report, which…



Wisconsin Task Force Targets Elder Abuse

Wisconsin’s population aged 65 and older is projected to increase by nearly 100 percent between 2010 and 2040, according to recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). With these sizeable demographic changes on the horizon, Wisconsin is taking steps to limit elder abuse, including nursing home neglect…



Madison’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Despite efforts to improve intersection crosswalks and expand bike paths, crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists remain problematic in Madison. And a recent report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory indicates that a major reason for these continued—and often fatal—collisions is that many…



Rural Roads and Motor Vehicle Accidents

While you might think of motor vehicle accidents being more likely to occur on traffic-packed, narrow urban streets, the opposite is actually true. Despite the prevalence of rush hour traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists that may be more difficult to see in urban areas, the majority of highway fatalities from car…




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