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Elder Abuse Affecting Baby Boomers

The Baby Boomer population is generally defined as those born between the years of 1946 and 1964. In 1957 alone, 4.3 million babies were born. Over the entire span, there were approximately 77 million babies born. That’s one heck of a number. Now we’re beginning to see all those babies reach retirement age.

As this begins happening, the nation is going to see a retirement crisis unlike anything we’ve seen to date. As fast as they came into this world, they’ll be exiting the workplace. This year marked the beginning of the wave, and will be be happening at a rate of 10,000 every day for years to come. Just as this tsunami of humanity is reaching retirement, the U.S. economy is coming apart at the seams. Most younger Americans assume that Social Security is enough to take care of the needs of the elderly. They are quickly learning that is not the case.

So as we begin to find places for our parents or other aging loved ones to live, we also have to keep in mind the risks we’ll be taking in placing them. Many assisted living places around the country are well kept and the patients well cared for. Even with that, it is still imperative to be vigilant about watching for signs of abuse or negligence.

Offenses range from physical abuse to neglect and exploitation. Keeping track of their finances also becomes a concern as predators are looking for any sign of weakness in scamming away their money.

The scope of elder abuse is broad. One can never be too cautious in keeping track of what kind of care is being given to your loved ones.

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse |

Motorcycle Wreck Leaves Champion Fighter Paralyzed

The world of boxing has been fairly shaken up recently with the news that 2-time WBO Welterweight Champion boxer Paul Williams was involved in a motorcycle accident, which has left him paralyzed below the waist.

Williams was known not only for being a Welterweight Champion, but also for being an interim WBO Light Middleweight Champion. The accident, which occurred early on Sunday morning, left the champion fighter with no course of action other than a potential surgery, which will be undertaken on Wednesday.

30-year-old Williams was scheduled to fight on September 15 against the Mexican Super-Welterweight World Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The incident happened while Williams was travelling through Atlanta to get to his brother’s wedding, and occurred when he was forced to perform emergency maneuvers to avoid a car that turned across his traffic lane, and then avoiding a car in the oncoming lane. Williams was thrown from the bike, and landed directly on his head and back, which severed his spinal cord.

There have been no definitive results released about his condition as of yet, but medical experts do not find it at all likely that Williams will ever return to boxing. As Williams was not conscious at the time of this article, it was also unknown if Williams is aware of his being paralyzed.

The surgery on Wednesday will be to go in and put a protective wall around the upper portion of Williams’ spinal cord, in order to reinforce it and prevent any further damage.

Williams, who was a relative unknown when he outscored bronze medalist Terrence Cauthen and K.O.’ed Alfonso Sanchez in 5 rounds, is currently facing his hardest battle yet.

Posted in Motorcycle Accident |