elder abuse

A Right Way and Wrong Way to Confront Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem we know too little about and, worse, too often ignore. It comes in many forms—physical, financial, and emotional. Yet, even as society focuses on addressing child abuse, it has fallen far behind when it comes to responding to elder abuse. Here are a couple of examples of the right way, and the [...]

By |2013-01-30T20:48:19-05:00January 30th, 2013|Aging, elder abuse, nursing homes|4 Comments

Two Stories of Financial Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is hard to define, and it is a challenge to know how widespread it is. But it is a deeply serious problem and I recently came across two elder abuse stories worth passing on. If you are an elder care professional or an adult child caring for parents, read them carefully. And beware. The  first is courtesy of Steve Goldberg, a Washington, D.C. investment adviser and contributing [...]

By |2011-08-18T00:06:02-04:00August 18th, 2011|Aging, elder abuse, family caregivers|2 Comments