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Elder Abuse You May Be Overlooking

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An estimated 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced elder abuse. Abuse is often underreported, so it is our responsibility to recognize the types and signs.  Physical Abuse includes any time physical pain is inflicted. Bruises are often dismissed, however abused seniors are more likely...



Elder Abuse You May Be Overlooking

IL

An estimated 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced elder abuse. Abuse is often underreported, so it is our responsibility to recognize the types and signs. PHYSICAL ABUSE includes any time physical pain is inflicted. Bruises are often dismissed, however abused seniors are more likely...


Conflict & Family Caregivers – What You Need to Know


Conflict is a normal, natural part of everyone’s life. Factors that can exacerbate conflict include the well-known things to avoid in polite conversation: religion, politics and money. For families, these big three topics quickly trigger emotions that can be difficult to defuse and when things go awry...


“If It Sounds Too Good To Be True; It Probably Is!


Elder Abuse - Would You Recognize It If You Saw It? Helen is 83 years young and is proud to still be living on her own; so far she manages pretty well with most things except driving. She gave that up for fear of having an accident that would hurt someone else. Helen's granddaughter Jesse lives a few...


Financial Elder Abuse: Can You Do the Math?


I received a letter with an AARP logo informing that I may have sewer line issues and that I should contact a particular company to investigate or I might be personally liable for damage to my sewer line and to the homes of my neighbors. The reality is that I have a well and septic and no sewer system....


A Lesson Learned By An Ombudsman


One of my first complaint investigation as a Long Term Care Ombudsman came from a man who stated he was being denied dessert by staff at meal times. When I asked the facility about this they responded that he is diabetic and should not have sweets by order of a physician and request of the family. ...


Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies


It’s the midnight call that can strike terror in the hearts of so many local family caregivers. “Mom has suffered a stroke,” or “Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications.” Resources are available for those adult children who live in fear of getting “the call” that tells them their senior loved...


Once empty, the nest ought not to re-fill


There is a growing form of Elder Exploitation wherein adult children, other family members or friends return to live with senior parents or grandparents. This form of Financial Exploitation occurs under the guise of ‘helping’ the senior victim with day-to-day living. It may also be presented as a temporary...


New Colorado Law for Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse


The Colorado law now has mandatory reporting requirements so that at-risk elders are afforded more protection. (C.R.S. 18-6.5-108)    On July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting of abuse or exploitation of at-risk elders began. An at-risk elder is any person who is age 70 or older.  Abuse includes all forms...

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