Empowering Seniors with relevant Information on Elder Abuse.
"Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring in any relationship where there is an expectation of trust that causes harm or distress to an older person”. (WHO)
Any Charges Reported on this blog are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty, through the courts.
Let me start with acknowledging the kindness and generosity of many authors of articles posted on this blog. This blog would not have been successful, if not for the many excellent articles written on the subject of Elder Abuse.
We must not be complacent of the fact that majority of Elder Abuse cases are NOT reported. These are cases where the elderly victims are too frightened of losing the only family they have or, because they believed they are somehow responsible for what happened to them.
We must continue to highlight the fact that Elder Abuse is NOT acceptable in any language, shape or form.
Neglect or inaction, when you are responsible for the health and welfare of your parent(s) or charge, is also elder abuse.
Do we tell the elderly: “Sorry, your claim to Human Rights has expired, when you turn 65 years old.”
It is incredible that aside from “so-called” inquiries/reports made by politicians to delay making definitive actions to stop Elder Abuse; nothing much has happened. This is still the scenario.