Elder abuse studies have shown that elder abuse may be related to stress. Furthermore, along with stress, the caregivers may be suffering from depression. Studies are currently trying to determine what the correlation, if any is related to physical abuse. Additionally, other factors may play a role such as levels of income, coping skills and lack of support groups.
Studies are also currently being conducted to determine whether the amount of care necessary for an individuals increases the likelihood of elder abuse. Their is still much research to be conducted on the topic of elder abuse. It is important to inform yourself so you can help protect someone you know as well as those around you.
It is important to access resources available to you, if you are a caregiver to help relieve stress. Some options are to find a support group in your community, education regarding care giving strategies, and more.
If your would like further clarification on what elder abuse is, or know someone who may need assistance please call a legal professional right away. For further information regarding elder law and elder abuse please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation.