Protect Yourself From Elder Abuse

Last Update: January 10, 2016

I attended a function last night and an elderly widower sat across the room from me. This elderly gentleman in his late 80’s had laid his late wife’s body to rest in the morning, and the function was held in the very church where the funeral mass was celebrated.

One would think he would be much laboured and needs to rest from his grief. This bereaved elderly, obviously distraught and destitute shared this story. ‘He went to his bank to make funeral arrangements to bury his wife and discovered that he had no money in his bank account’. Consequently, he had to take out a loan to fulfill that obligation. This is a true, real life occurrence, recently experienced where, words are inadequate to describe the action of the perpetrator, whom ever that may be.

As horrific as it is, abuse of the elderly is taking place in many different ways. Let us remind ourselves that no one’s trust should be so violated. It is simply wrong to take advantage of the elderly; instead, you must respect and protect the elderly. Please, do not violate the trust placed in you and cause them unnecessary pain and stress.

I wish to bring awareness to everyone, caregivers, carers, the elderly, baby boomers, children, taking care of their aging parents how important it is to have a Power of Attorney in place for everyone’s protection.

In view of this classic case of elder abuse, the link below is shared; pay attention. It Can Happen to You! Protect Yourself!

www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/working/fptf/attorney.shtml

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Kav Premium
This is a daily occurrence.
I once witnessed a case where a carer was subtly preventing an elderly from staying in hospital by encouraging her to return home so she can take care of her.
Why? you wonder? They (carer) loose money when the elder is away from home as they are engaged by agencies.
Unfortunately the elderly died.
Nice of you to bring elderly abuse to light.
Kav
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VenaS Premium
Thanks for reading and for your comment. Elder abuse is indeed a daily occurrence. A truly sad reality!
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MKearns Premium
Great post Vena. As I march toward my 80's, my main concern is avoiding falls. I am constantly on the alert for these pitfalls as well.
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VenaS Premium
Thanks for reading. Take good care of yourself.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Vena: I agree 100%. Abusing an elderly person, to me, is as serious as abusing a young child. Yet in this world both are regular victims of abuse. Shame on them.

I am not much of a believer in either the devil or hell, but I hope that for those that abuse the young and the old that they get more than a simple death when that last breath slips away. DAN
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VenaS Premium
Thanks for reading and for your passionate comment. Cheers.
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Maxiam59 Premium
this information is vital for all and you should be commended for bringing it to our attention all the best Max
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VenaS Premium
Max: Thanks for reading and for your kind words of encouragement.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Great Post. As a sickly.older man I appreciate this.
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VenaS Premium
Thanks for reading. Be sure to take care of your finances, your property, your care.
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