If you find yourself asking, How do I Advocate for the Elderly Population? It is a good start, to day the elderly population is one of the most vulnerable populations. They often put their daily care needs in the hands of others. Elder abuse occurs in many locations such as nursing facilities, or in a family members home. Educating yourself and others regarding elder abuse and prevention can help save the lives of senior citizens all over the world.
Forms of elder abuse can range from neglect to inadequate health care attention. Abuse can also be in physical form as well as emotional. Many are afraid to report the abuse they are experiencing. Those who may not be afraid to report the abuse simply do not know where to go to report the abuse. Their are many agencies that offer support and guidance to victims of elder abuse. It is important that the elderly population have access to these agencies and resources.
If you are looking for a way to help stop elder abuse you have several options. First, you can call the local nursing facilities in your area to see if they have any positions available for volunteers. Second, call local organizations advocating for the elderly to see if you can assist with any current projects. Additionally, you can also begin an organization to fundraise and raise awareness in your community.
For further information regarding elder abuse or elder law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!