Did you know that research tells us today one in ten seniors has suffered some form of elder abuse? This is a devastating crime perpetrated against Older Americans that, unfortunately, does not receive the attention it should. It is one of the most underreported crimes in America today. All too often, the reason for the lack of reporting abuse is because in over sixty percent of the documented cases, the assailant is a family member.
Elder abuse is not limited in scope to America. It is an epidemic that impacts seniors across the world.
This is a month long celebration with a specific outreach, education, and focus centering around June 15th.
As a local community here in Tallahassee, what can we do to protect aging loved ones? For many of us our parents and grandparents live alone or, based on their care needs, live in either assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. Knowing that we cannot be with them twenty-four hours a day, what can we do to ensure they are best protected against abuse?
It is important for you and your aging loved ones to know that you do not have to prove abuse to report it. To learn how to report in Florida, or to take the step to report suspected abuse, you may click this link. Further, if you believe your loved one has been harmed by an abuser or in a skilled nursing facility, do not wait to contact us. We are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can schedule a free case evaluation for you.