Posts Tagged ‘ elder abuse prevention ’

NO EXCUSE FOR ELDER ABUSE

Aug 16th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Reports indicating a rise in elder abuse in their own homes and in centers who specialize in care for the aging proliferate. It is a sad commentary that persons who have often benefited from support and unconditional love are now subject to abusive treatment at the hands of relatives and “professionals” alike.

At the first sign of behaviors that suggest maltreatment, an aggressive family member or good friend will leap into action. Care centers, so called, are held accountable by state laws and frequent inspections which can reveal weaknesses in their care and keeping of the elderly.

Hints in what the person of your concern offers in comments, attitude and behaviors can open up a can of worms. But



ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

May 2nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is hard to imagine that special attention has to be called to an issue such as “Elder Abuse.” It is difficult to realize that some people are guilty of taking out anger and hostility toward an older person. Or, for that matter, a younger one, a pet, a spouse, a child bullied on the playground, ad nauseum. And, it is unfathomable to realize that such appeals must be raised in order to set boundaries around such behavior. But, so it is.

This is one of those months when shining the spotlight on horrific acts of malice of one toward another is emphasized. It is one of those occasions when, it seems, persons who claim to be civilized need to be jerked up into the reality of what abusive words and acts and behaviors and insensitivities toward others can do.