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Common causes of boating accidents and fatalities

At about this time each year, many residents across Wisconsin and beyond are prepping their boats to get back in the water. If you are among these excited mariners, safety is likely an utmost priority. The more knowledge and training you have when you get out on the water, the better your chances of a safe, enjoyable summer free from boating accidents.

While your own knowledge and experience will certainly help you and your passengers stay safe out on the water, it is important that you also learn from the experiences of others, so that you can work to avoid accidents that may result from the actions of someone or something else. According to AmericanBoating.org, there are certain factors that place you at a far higher risk of a boating accident.

The link between nursing home understaffing and elder abuse

A serious understaffing problem is permeating many of America's nursing homes and continuing care facilities, and it may be placing your loved ones at risk. When nursing homes do not have enough staff members to comfortably cater to all residents and handle all necessary tasks, the quality of care tends to suffer, which can lead to nursing home abuse or neglect, among other issues. Nursinghomeabuseguide.org reports that more than 90 percent of the nation's nursing homes are understaffed, and there are a number of reasons this is the case.

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