Elder abuse can be triggered due to a variety of reasons. Some primary reasons have been found to be stress related. It is important that we educate caregivers on how to cope with stress. In addition, we need to provide these caregivers with resources to support groups. Talking out stressful issues that are experienced can help the caregiver cope more effectively and efficiently.
Caregivers can be in home, live in, or nursing facility staff. Elder Abuse can be in the form of neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, or financial abuse. It is important that we raise awareness within the elderly community regarding what elder abuse is and how to report it. Reporting elder abuse can ensure that seniors are given the proper attention and aid when needed. Furthermore, checking on the elderly individual can help reduce the number of reported cases of elder abuse.
Seniors often fear speaking up and remain silent for that reason. We need to encourage seniors to speak out against their abusers. Raising awareness can help senior citizens feel more comfortable regarding asking for help.
For further information regarding elder abuse or elder law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!