As awful as it sounds, physical abuse is easier to identify and treat than some of the more insidious and hidden types of abuse that can be heaped on helpless elders. With emotional or other types of psychological abuse, not only are no visible effects like bruises or broken bones present, but often the signs of other illnesses can mask the patient’s true condition.
For seniors who wish to remain in their own homes or live with other family members, there may come a point where they need help. Hiring a professional to assist them may become necessary. But how can you find the right professional? How do you know what questions to ask? How can you make sure you find a qualified caregiver?
Even after you’ve picked the right nursing home or residential care facility for your loved one, you must still take steps to prevent elder abuse and neglect. Here are some tips to do just that: Read the rest »
Picking the right nursing home for a loved one is stressful. Here are some tips that will help you make an informed decision and choose the right facility. Read the rest »