Elder Abuse & Neglect Category
Elder Abuse and Neglect – Elder abuse and self- neglect become a common occurrence as our population ages. Older adults are more frequently abused by adult children, spouses, other family or individuals they view as trustworthy versus a stranger. Older adults who experience isolation, depression or memory loss practice self -neglect when they fail to care for themselves as compared to another individual acting in their own best interest. How can we identify those unable to care for themselves and provide support without being suspect of undue influence?
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Coping with And Managing Caregiver Burnout
Coping with and managing caregiver burnout requires that individuals have the insight to recognize unmanageable stress levels. Seeking support for caregiver exhaustion is a wise action to avoid unintentional abuse or harm to care receivers. When caregiver burnout results in neglect, both the ca...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Can You Do the Math?
I recently received a letter with an AARP logo telling me that I may have sewer line issues and that I should contact a particular company to have an investigation completed or I might be personally liable for damage to my sewer line and to the homes of my neighbors. I took a moment and was abl...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
The Psychology of Hoarding
Interview With Dr. Randy Frost, Professor of Psychology, Smith College (podcast 11:11 playing time) Click the Play button below to listen: ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
A Duty to Report Crimes Against the Elderly
A duty to report crimes against the elderly can be challenging when you want to do the right thing but are uncertain of the consequences. During my career, I participated in a court hearing for a client who had experienced theft by a caregiver working in the home. When the theft initially ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Collector or Hoarder
Hoarding is a physical act and usually corresponds with a mental disease. Reporting observations to family members or adult protective services is beneficial to avoiding situations of self-neglect and abuse. ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Watch
Elder Abuse: Domestic Violence Doesn’t End with Aging
By Pamela D. Wilson CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG Years ago when I operated my own in home caregiving company, I was retained to set up care for a married couple. When I met the wife who we'll call Mary, she was recovering from a hip fracture in a local nursing home. She was petite with a very swee...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Combatting Elder Abuse
I initiated and participated in a court hearing for an older adult client who was the victim of elder abuse resulting from retaining the services of an in home companion caregiver. When the theft initially occurred, there were questions about proceeding to report the elder abuse crime especia...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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