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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