Elder Abuse Articles
Mobile devices and social media have provided a number of benefits to society, but these tools have also made it easier for unsavory people to exploit vulnerable groups, such as the elderly. See how you can prevent your loved one from becoming a victim.
The term elder abuse encompasses a wide array of mistreatment of the elderly. Learn the warning signs, laws, and what to expect if you need to report a suspected case of risk or harm to an older person.
The process varies from state to state, but in most situations, law enforcement has a reporting form which allows you to file a report of abuse confidentially. In any report, whether written or verbal, certain essential information must be included.
Older people are often targets for robbery, purse snatching, pick-pocketing, car theft, or a number of scams. Here are some "do's and don'ts" that can help you fight crime and stay safe.
Even if you are a long-distant caregiver, there are steps you can take to determine if your loved one is being mistreated—and take corrective action to make sure that they stay out of harm's way.
There are five basic types of elder abuse: physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect. If others are involved in caregiving, be aware of the potential for elder abuse and how to identify it.
I would hire a geriatric care manager who lives very close to your father, and can be your onging eyes and ears in your absence.