When you put an elder in the care of someone else, you want them to have the proper care. Elder abuse is more common than one would expect. Many elders feel that they can’t talk about any improper behavior as they feel more of their freedoms will be taken away or that they will suffer even worse consequences. Though a… Continue Reading.
Few things are as heart-wrenching for families as having to put an elderly relative into a nursing home or care facility. You did so thinking that he or she would get better care than you could provide on your own. When you discover the people you trusted with your parent or other relative’s care abused them instead, it feels like… Continue Reading.
When an elderly individual slips and falls, the resulting injuries can range from minor bumps or bruises to more serious injuries, including broken bones and even traumatic brain injuries. Studies show that even minor falls which produce non-serious injuries can cause even active elderly individuals to be fearful of another fall. This may cause them to reduce or avoid activities… Continue Reading.
Each year nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse are reported in the United States. This means that approximately 10% of our nation’s elderly population reports being emotionally, physically, or financially abused. The sad truth is that these statistics only represent a fraction of the actual cases of elder abuse. Most elder abuse goes unreported.
Kirsten Fish is speaking at the 10th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse put on by LAS (Legal Assistance for Seniors) today at 1:30 at UC Hastings College of the Law.