Elder Abuse is often difficult to identify for various reasons, such as the senior not wanting to report it. Sometimes the elderly individual may feel that if they report abuse they may let down family members. This is a difficult position to be in, especially if the caregiver is a family member. It is importantt that the elderly individual is aware of the resources available to them. Agencies offer support groups, informational meetings, and alternative care resources.
If transportation is an issue their are services that can tranport the elderly individuals to and from activites. Many of these services are offered free, or at a low cost. There are many solutions and resources available to seniors throughout the community. In addition, there are also services geared toward offering support and assistance to caregivers. Caregivers may be in need of assistance due to stress that can be associated with their caregiving role.
Elder abuse can consist of physical harm to a senior, emotional harm, or financial abuse. Physical harm can be using force of any kind such as pushing, slapping, scratching, or leaving physical marks on a senior's body. Emotional abuse can range from name calling, insulting, or making any form of threat. Financial abuse is common in situations where the elderly individually is ill and unable to handle their own finances. Monitoring a senior you know and love can help reduce the chance of any form of abuse occurring.
For further information regarding elder abuse or elder law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free consultation!