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Elder abuse affects approximately 4% of the senior population
Across the world, elder abuse is a reality. It can be physical, sexual, financial, or psychological. It is a growing problem, and it will only increase as the number of aging adults grows. It can lead to health problems, injuries, depression, and premature death.
As the number of seniors increases, there will be an increased demand for comprehensive health service interventions to protect them. However, few of these interventions are available. This review identifies a number of existing responses to elder abuse and summarizes their most important features.
Elder abuse is a form of neglect. It is caused by a trusted person causing harm to the senior. It can be physical, sexual, financial, psychological, or emotional. It can take place in the home or in a public setting. It can be intentional, or incompetent. It can be reported to law enforcement authorities.
It is an underreported problem. Although there are many documented cases, only a fraction of elder abuse cases are reported to law enforcement. Often, the abuse goes unreported because the older adult is afraid of prosecution.
Despite this, there are many health professionals who are able to detect elder abuse and assess the severity. However, there is little political will to address the issue. Health providers must collaborate with social welfare agencies to provide financial support, housing, and legal help. These organizations can help to educate the public about elder abuse and offer services to protect older adults.
In Canada, there are 35 elder abuse prevention programs. In addition, there are several publications addressing elder abuse. There are also a number of guides and protocols for health providers and caregivers. For instance, the Blue Care Network and the Abuse Prevention of Older Adults Network published guidelines on family violence intervention.
Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s Care for Seniors
Whether you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Parkinson’s, you are probably aware of the challenges you face. There are many important decisions to make, including how much help you will need. It is also important to remember that there are many ways to help you afford care, and many of these expenses are tax deductible.
Some of the most important care decisions you will make are whether or not to hire professional help. The decision to hire a caregiver must be based on your family’s needs and budget. If you are unable to afford hourly home care, respite care programs may be a good option for you.
There are many types of assistance available for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s. Some programs are for seniors with dementia only, while others offer help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and grooming.
If you do not qualify for Medicaid, you may be able to get financial assistance through a program called SSDI. The SSDI is a financial assistance program that provides financial support for working-age individuals with medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease.
Medicare is a health insurance program that provides coverage for doctor visits and prescriptions. The program also provides medically necessary care, such as physical therapy. However, Medicare does not cover personal care in assisted living.
Non-Medicaid assistance programs are available state by state, and most of these are related to people with Parkinson’s disease. These programs can be a helpful way to lower your costs, free up funds for Parkinson’s care, and keep your family’s living expenses within your budget.
Depending on the stage of the disease, memory care services may also be helpful to families. During the late stages of the disease, some patients are still able to perform most activities of daily living, but others need more assistance.
24 hour a day, 7 day a week, live-in and hourly home care
Having a 24-hour home care provider can be a great way to keep your loved one safe and independent. But, how much will you have to pay? The cost of in-home care varies, depending on your needs. It can range from a few hundred dollars a month for occasional visits to a few thousand dollars a month for full-time care. It’s important to know what you’re getting into before you sign on the dotted line.
While Medicare doesn’t cover 24 hour a day, 7 day a week in-home care, it does cover the basics. It covers a number of services including medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other non-medical home care services. In fact, a lot of the stuff you get in a nursing home is covered by Medicare.
For many people, this means hiring an in-home care provider. This type of care offers a level of flexibility that nursing homes don’t, so it can be an attractive option. If you’re thinking of hiring a caregiver, you’ll want to find an agency that provides services in your area. They can help you figure out how many hours a week you need.
The cost of in-home care will also increase as your needs increase. According to Genworth’s 2014 Home Care Cost Survey, the average cost of home care is $26 per hour. This amount is a lot less than the cost of a nursing home, but it still adds up.
If you’re considering hiring a caregiver, you’ll want a contract that spells out everything from the fees to the responsibilities of the individual you’re hiring. It’s also a good idea to make sure your caregiver has the proper licensing and insurance.
Hero Home Care provides companionship and in-home nursing care
Considering the millions of dollars spent on nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities, it’s a good idea to know if your loved one is well cared for. The best place to start is by examining their diet and exercise habits. Some of these measures may be well hidden, while others are obvious to the average joe. Luckily, there are home care providers that can make your loved one’s life as comfortable as possible. The best ones are well informed, armed with knowledge and a willing ear. They are happy to take care of your loved one and keep you in the loop. Having the right home care provider is a big win for both you and your loved one. The best home care providers are surprisingly affordable.
Financial abuse is the unlawful and inappropriate use of a senior loved one
Regardless of whether you have a loved one who is older or you are simply worried about an older relative, you should know that financial abuse is a serious problem. It can be a result of fraud, theft, money laundering, or other crimes.
Financial abuse is one of the most devastating forms of abuse. It can leave a senior without money to pay for medical care, or trips to see family members. If you suspect financial abuse, contact authorities immediately. If the abuse involves your loved one, report it to local law enforcement and Adult Protective Services.
The best way to protect your senior loved one from financial abuse is to stay informed. This will help you spot warning signs and take action faster.
If you think your senior may be the victim of financial abuse, contact the financial institution where your loved one has a bank account. If your loved one has been involved in any suspicious activity, the bank may place a hold on disbursements.
If you have not already done so, create an estate planning document. You can do this yourself or hire an attorney. This document will give you the power to make financial decisions for your senior.
Several states have laws preventing the financial exploitation of seniors. These laws apply to all employment decisions and payments. The law also prohibits taking senior property with an intent to defraud.
Getting an experienced attorney to review the details of your case is an important step to recovery. These professionals can help you investigate and prosecute abusers.
Often, family members are the main perpetrators of financial abuse. It is also common for new “best friends” to join an older loved one’s bank account.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.