Peace of mind for you and your Senior Citizen Parents is at hand. You and they worry about them falling, wandering and getting lost if they have dementia, and how they’re coping alone. You worry about how they’re being treated by their caregivers or other adult children, too.
From CBC News:
In 2007, Statistics Canada reported that the overall rate of police-reported violence against seniors increased by 20 percent between 1998 and 2005.
Seniors are the least likely demographic to suffer violent crime, but they are most at risk of suffering violence at the hand of a family member.
For those over 65, 47 out of every 100,000 women were violently assaulted by a family member, according to 2005 statistics. For men over the age of 65, the figure was 36 cases per 100,000 population.
The biggest perpetrators of violence against seniors were adult children (15 per 100,000 cases) or a current or former spouse (13 per 100,000).
Elder abuse can take several forms. Among them:
- Neglect: Signs include unkempt appearance, broken glasses, lack of appropriate clothing as well as malnutrition, dehydration and poor personal hygiene.
- Physical Abuse: Signs include untreated or unexplainable injuries in various stages of healing, limb and skull fractures, bruises, black eyes and welts.
- Psychological/emotional abuse: Watch for changes in behaviour (emotional upset/agitation resulting in sucking, biting, rocking), withdrawal or non-responsiveness.
- Economic/financial abuse: Watch for sudden changes in bank accounts or banking activity, and major changes to legal documents such as powers of attorney and wills.
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