Ways to Prevent Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a major public health problem. Every year, thousands of older adults are abused, neglected, and financially exploited. Elder abuse, including exploitation and neglect is experienced by one out of every ten seniors (60 years and older) living at home. This statistic is an underestimate as there are many victims of senior abuse who are unable or afraid to report the violence.

To avoid any kind of abuse to a senior, it is necessary to take some precautionary steps. For example, if your elderly family member receives in home care, make sure the care provider you have selected is licensed. Talk to the caregiver who is providing care to your loved one and report any concerns you may have. Always stay in touch with your senior no matter how busy you are. If you cannot visit them, make sure to call or chat with them regularly. Be alert for warning signs which may indicate elder abuse and carefully listen to the concerns of your senior.

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