Mobile Media and Entertainment – How to Keep Up With the Latest Media Trends

The media industry is one which is directly influenced by the latest technological advances and trends. Though the media itself may not change very much, the way that people choose to receive it is changing constantly. One very good example is how people keep up to date with the latest news. 10 years ago the vast majority of people kept up to date either by watching the television or by reading a newspaper. Since the growth of the internet people have since started to use this as a way of reading or watching the news. Due to its convenience and functionality, this trend is likely to continue.

One way that this trend is likely to change is the way that people use the internet itself. Recently we have seen a switch start to take place. People have always used their office and home computers to use the internet. A few years ago this changed slightly with the widespread use of laptops and wireless networking. This trend enabled people to keep up to date with the news wherever they were, but it still had its limitations. To use a wireless network in a public place is often a hassle. To get out a bulky laptop you really need a table, and ideally, a power source. This made the number of places that you could reasonably connect fairly limited.

The latest trend is for people to use even more mobile devices to stay connected. This has meant that people either use small net-books to use the internet, or even more commonly, their mobile phones. Mobile media and entertainment is becoming a huge part of what people use their phones for. It makes sense. Almost everyone has a mobile phone. They are relatively cheap when compared to a laptop, and they are small enough to be conveniently used almost anywhere.

This latest trend is very significant for the media industry. It is a trend which has huge potential for both marketing and revenue, and is fairly easy to capitalize on.

In order to establish how your company can best use mobile media and entertainment to their advantage it is well worth speaking to a specialist company. By using a company that specializes in mobile media an

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Recognizing Elder Care Abuse

There are more than half a million reports of elder abuse in the United States every year according to state Adult Protective Service data. Some studies show that only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse are even reported to authorities. Impacts can be grave because elders who experience abuse are reported to have a 300% higher risk of death compared to those who do not experience abuse. Often, elderly adults are abused in their own homes and by their own relatives. Elder care abuse is a growing area of focus today and, as a provider of home health care services in Maryland, we believe it is important to educate those who are either receiving, or thinking about seeking, senior care to be able to recognize the signs.

One of the most disturbing aspects of elder care abuse is that it almost always involves a trusted relationship with the elderly person. Overwhelmed family caregivers can sometimes reach a breaking point and become neglectful in their duties or, even worse, begin preying on the very people they have pledged to support. In order to report elder care abuse, families first need to be able to identify the various types and warning signs.

Emotional abuse

This occurs when people treat elderly persons in ways that cause emotional pain or distress.

Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse against elderly persons is contact without the elder’s consent. This can involve physical sex acts and also showing them pornographic material, forcing them to watch sex acts, or forcing the elder to undress.

Neglect or abandonment by caregivers

Elder neglect, which is the failure to fulfill a caretaker obligation, represents more than 50% of all reported cases of elder abuse. Both intentional and unintentional neglect can be based on factors such as ignorance or denial that a patient requires a particular level of care.

Financial exploitation

Unauthorized use of an elder’s funds or property, resulting from misuse of their checking or credit card accounts, stealing cash or goods, forging an elder’s signature or stealing their identity.

Healthcare fraud and abuse

This is considered unethical treatment by doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, and other professional care providers such as charging for healthcare services but not providing it, overcharging for services, over-medicating or under-medicating an elder, getting kickbacks for referrals and Medicaid fraud.

There are several ways to spot these different types of elder abuse. For example, tension or arguments between the elderly person and their caregiver or changes in the elder’s personality or behavior. Unexplained bruises, welts, especially if they occur symmetrically on two sides of the body, broken bones, sprains, medication overdoses, broken glasses, signs of restraint such as marks on wrists and a caregiver’s refusal to allow family members to see an elder alone are all telltale signs of abuse.

There are several things you can do as a concerned friend or family member to help those who may be experiencing elder care abuse. Monitor the elder’s medications and ensure that the amount corresponds to the date of the prescription. Watch out for financial abuse by asking elders if you may see their bank accounts and credit card statements to review them for any unauthorized transactions. Try to call or visit elders as often as possible so that they know they have a trusted person they can confide in. Also, it’s a good idea to make offers to stay with elders so that caregivers can have a break if at all possible. And, of course, the most i

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