I think many of us have read the staggering statistics on elder abuse: 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some sort of abuse and each year as many as 5 million elders are abused. But for me, these numbers became so much more real when someone was abused in my family. My story… Read more »
Every family who has hired an in-home caregiver can relate to Rosanna Fay’s experience I wrote about this article a couple years ago, but as it is National Family Caregiver’s Month, I thought appropriate to bring it up again. In the San Jose Mercury article, Fay shares her belief that while pay is important… Read more »
Today, June 15, is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. According to the Administration on Aging, this day was initiated in 2006 as a day for communities throughout the world to raise awareness of this issue and its effects on the individuals involved. In the world of senior care, elder abuse is something we think about frequently. … Read more »
Elder abuse may not be a crisis in the U.S. today, but in a rapidly aging society it has the potential to become one.