Saturday, August 10, 2013

It's a National Problem that's Only Getting Worse

It's basic, waking up and knowing nothing bad is going to happen to you.
There is elder abuse occurring in every zip code in the US.
Elder abuse is a national problem that's only going to get worse with the aging of the population.
Those are the opening word of this eye-opening video about elder abuse. As the documentary shows, family members and caregivers are often perpetrators of elder abuse... and the it's often difficult to identify when an elder is being abused. An elder may become a prisoner in their own home... captive and abused or neglected by a child or grandchild.
To identify it, we first need to understand what it is. Watch this video; it's the first step toward ending elder abuse. We owe it to them.

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