Here’s a disturbing fact: elder abuse, or the intentional act of a caregiver or another person harming an older adult, is on the rise. According to the National Center on, it is estimated that between one and two million Americans over the age of 65 have been abused. This abuse comes in many forms and has serious effects on the individual being abused.
If you suspect elder abuse is happening to one of your loved ones, it’s important to take action immediately, as their physical and mental health may depend on it.
The more obvious signs of elder abuse are physical, including broken bones, burns, abrasions, pressure marks, and bruises. Remain alert when looking for these symptoms, and ask the caregiver or person in charge how such injuries developed. If they give an odd explanation, such as that your loved one tripped and fell on their own, you should look into the matter further. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2lK36sa