On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day it brings awareness to elder abuse that happens around the world.
The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “The abuse of older people, also known as elder abuse, is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.”
Worldwide it affects one in six people over the age of 60 each year. Types of abuse from recent studies are in % order: psychological, physical, financial, neglect, sexual abuxe. Higher rates of elder abuse appear in nursing homes and long-term health care facilities.
There is an excellent resource at ncea.acl.gov. This is the National Center for Elder Abuse. It has a wealth of information such as:
Blog – ncea.acl.gov/NCEA-Blog
Suspect Abuse – response and prevention strategies
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Private Home Health Care takes great care in hiring our caretakers. In addition to regular background checks we include a criminal background check and a Cori check. We respect and want to protect the community we serve.