The elderly should be treated with as much tender love and care as a baby would. The elderly at one point and time took on the burden of nurturing and providing for us when we were small. It is now our duty to return the favor and make sure that they are treated with the respect that they deserve.
Elder abuse comes in more forms than one. There is physical as well as emotional abuse and financial abuse. Emotional abuse can be just as traumatizing as physical abuse and consists of many different aspects. Emotional abuse is when an abuser humiliates, intimidates or threatens the elder. Financial abuse is when an abuser uses an elders finances without their consent and for their own personal gain. Make sure that you know the different and understand the signs of elder abuse. A few of the signs that you should look out for include:
If you suspect an elder you know is a victim of elder abuse, let The Ben Law Firm help. Call today to discuss your options.