November 3, 2020
At the present time, elderly individuals are more active, noticeable, and more independent than ever. They live longer and enjoy better health than in past generations. But as the elderly population grows speedily in America, so does the secreted problem of elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. (more…)
October 14, 2020
The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that approximately two million elderly Americans file abuse reports each year because of mistreating. Still, for every denounced case, five more go entirely unreported. Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional harm, and it’s often a private caregiver or a nursing home employee who’s involved. (more…)
September 16, 2020
Elder abuse affects one of the most vulnerable populations: older adults. A person may even abuse an elder because of the victim’s vulnerability, defenselessness, or financial gain. Thankfully, California legislators don’t tolerate elder abuse or neglect, and the state has strict laws in place prohibiting abuse among nursing homes, caregivers, and family members.
September 9, 2020
Unfortunately, elder abuse and elder neglect are like a growing epidemic in our society. When you place your elderly loved one into long-term residential care, or even employ in-home care, you’re trusting that their caregiver has their best interests at heart. You’re expecting that the person giving such care has the training and experience to make sure your loved one’s needs are met. Sadly, this isn’t always the case, and more and more caregivers are abusing their patients.
September 2, 2020
As the elderly population increases, elder abuse rates are also rising without equally increased awareness. The number of Americans 65 and over is expected to nearly double by 2030 because of the 74 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964, and the number of people 85 and over is escalating at an even faster rate.
August 5, 2020
The UN General Assembly designated June as the month to raise awareness for Elder Abuse worldwide. According to WHO estimates, 1 in 6 people aged over 60 suffers from abuse, which means nearly 141 million people globally. And this number might be much higher as Elder Abuse is one of the most hidden and underreported violations of the law.
July 22, 2020
San Diego County process around 9,000 cases of Elder Abuse each year. But many other incidents go unreported, leaving vulnerable adults in distressing, potentially life-changing, even dangerous, situations. If you have an elderly loved one residing in San Diego County, it is imperative to know the facts about Eldercare and Elder Abuse in California.
July 8, 2020
Elder Abuse involves physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and neglectful harm inflicted upon an older adult. In the U.S. alone, millions of Elder Abuse reports reach authorities every year, and millions of more cases go unreported. As you can see, Elder Abuse happens more frequently than you might think and learning to spot the warning signs and what you can do to help can even save an elder’s life.
June 23, 2020
All over the world Elder Abuse is not a new problem, but in the United States, it is a growing one. As the senior population (65+) continues to rise at an unseen rate, matters that directly affect elders and the people who care for them are becoming more and more important. In the recent years, how to fight and penalize Elder Abuse and Neglect is a problem that every state in the U.S. is struggling with, but not California, which has been a pioneer in the effort to protect seniors, enacting the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, shortened “Elder Abuse Act,” as far back as 1982.
March 12, 2020
Elder abuse involves actions aiming to harm, the harming without intent, and also the neglect that leads to harm of older individuals. If you’re worried that you might be at risk, or are concerned about a friend, relative or patient, continue reading to learn how to identify Elder abuse and how and when to report it.
Identifying Elder Abuse
Generally, the elder is confused or does not feel safe talking about what is happening. In this case, familiarizing yourself with the signs of the different types of Elder Abuse is the best way to ensure that you know how to identify if it happens.
Physical Abuse Signs
- Usually results in some bodily injury or impairment.
- It could go from cuts and scratches to brain injuries or broken bones.
- If there is a history of repeated injuries, this also could be a sign.