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Preventing Elder Abuse from a Distance
Preventing Elder Abuse from a Distance

As our loved ones age, it might become more difficult for them to care for themselves. Many people who care for their aging family themselves choose to do so, but other people have obligations they cannot change. In those cases, some people choose to place their loved one in ...

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