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Elder Self-Neglect – How to Recognize It & Help

Commonly going unreported, elder self-neglect is a growing public health and human rights issue in New Jersey and throughout the United States. According to a survey of eldercare experts by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM): 92% of participating care managers indicated that elderly self-neglect is a significant problem 94% of participating […]

Elderly Abuse: Statistics, Efforts, and What You Can Do to Help

Abuse comes in all forms, and victims can be of all ages – including the elderly. Unfortunately, an older age does not exclude someone from being taken advantage of by people with cruel intentions. The senior citizens’ dependency and frailty often make them vulnerable targets for situations of abuse such as financial exploitation, physical abuse, […]

5 Signs to Spot Abuse and Neglect of Elders

There have been many reported cases of elderly abuse in the country. As one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, the elderly are often abused and exploited in different ways which can affect their mental, physical, and psychological health. The definition of elderly abuse is broad, and there are many aspects to consider in […]

A Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse that has Come to Surface

Regardless of whether or not you personally have a loved one or family member in a nursing home, most of us are aware of the unfortunate elder abuse that can take place. Commonly, it happens financially, physically, sexually, and emotionally. However, another form of abuse found in nursing homes which has slowly been revealed – Bullying.   Mistreatment by […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 marks the 10-year anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Launched on June 15, 2016, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was founded by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. WEAAD was started to promote a better understanding of abuse and […]