Angel Heart Home Care LLC believes that no matter how old we are, we are entitled to be treated with respect in our communities. However, elder abuse is a significant challenge to our nation’s belief in justice for all.
Abuse by elderly care givers is widespread and impacts everyone in our society, no matter the age. It takes away from our public health, civic participation, and economic resources. The mistreatment of older people can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.
What can we do?
We can reduce the risk of elder abuse by employing trustworthy home care agencies in Colorado Springs, Colorado and by preventing abuse from the start. We can also jumpstart the creation of community supports and services for caregivers and older people that can reduce the risk factors tied to elderly abuse e.g., social isolation.
Moreover, we can increase funding for home care in Colorado and provide training for people who work in aging-related care.
In addition to building supports to keep our communities safe, it is also important that we recognize what abuse is and its warning signs. This makes it possible for us to report elder abuse and stop it in its tracks. We can all learn how to recognize, prevent, and report abuse.