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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