Posts Tagged ‘ elder abuse ’

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



ABUSE IN NURSING HOMES EXAMINED

Oct 18th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Nursing Home Abuse Issues State Health Facts cites that as of 2009, the United States contains 15,658 nursing homes, and 10 percent of those over the age of 65 will spend some part of their lives in a nursing home.  Accordingly, there is a growing concern about nursing home abuse as the elderly are not [...]



Seniors: The Plague of Elder Abuse

May 20th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A news report out of Florida indicates that elder abuse there is reaching epidemic proportions. Not only there, but other states as well seem to be turning a blind eye to insensitive and lack of care issues leading to injury and death in elder care facilities.

We have reported on this before and aroused the executives of at least one assisted care facility, who became quite defensive. That neither excuses nor explains behaviors on part of staffs and administration who avoid dealing with the needs and care-taking responsibility with which they are entrusted.

Persons in assisted care facilities are there for one major reason: they need assistance in caring for themselves. If they



Seniors: Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Mar 18th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Has someone you care for and take care of shown uncharacteristic evidence of withdrawal and shyness? Is there a growing sense of unease that seems to have surfaced? Is there a strange fear that has crept into behavior and attitude?

If so, these may be signs of abuse. Elders who have undergone adjustments and changes in their health and life sometime are victimized by those who are charged with their care.

This may range from family members to employees or attendants in care facilities, and sometime even within their own home.

Getting to the bottom of this