Elder Abuse Awareness

Tips on How to help ensure the elderly people will live safely without fear or neglect.

· Learn the signs of elder abuse

· Show love and care for older relatives

· Speak politely to avoid psychological or emotional abuse

· Engage the elderly in social activities

· Individuals should learn how to get help and report all forms of abuse

· Always call and visit elders more often to know how they are doing

· Provide respite break for the caregiver or the family member in charge of care; it helps a lot

· Financial institutions should train their employees on how to detect early financial abuse

· Encourage primary care providers to ask senior patients about family violence they may have encountered

· Contact local Adult Protective Services or Long-Term Care Ombudsman to learn how to support their work.

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