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What are the different types of hernias?

If you are a hernia patient in Alabama, you may wonder what has caused this sometimes painful condition and what your options are for treatment. The word "hernia" derives from the Latin word for "rupture," and it describes part of an organ or tissue that protrudes from a structure in the body meant to contain it. Hernias most commonly involve the intestines, but other organs may rupture in this manner as well. For example, a hiatal hernia occurs when a part of the stomach protrudes through the opening in the diaphragm that allows access to the esophagus. 

What are some examples of emotional abuse?

We have gone over some of the different types of nursing home abuse that occur, such as sexual abuse and even financial abuse. It is also very important to watch out for emotional abuse, which can be hard to detect since it does not leave any signs. Regrettably, many older adults have been subjected to serious emotional abuse in nursing homes, and this abuse can adversely impact their lives in many different ways. In Birmingham, and across the entire state of Alabama, it is critical for those who have experienced emotional abuse in a nursing home or suspect that a resident has been subjected to mistreatment to take action.

How do you choose the right nursing home for a loved one?

When it comes time to find a nursing home in Alabama for a loved one that can no longer care for themselves, the choice can be daunting. With so many homes to choose from and so many horror stories of elder abuse and neglect in some, it is important that you do your research before choosing. Fortunately, Medicare,gov provides a find and compare feature for every state and gives you a few other things to consider in the nursing home checklist.

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