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National Seniors Safety Week: November 6-12

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Canada Safety Council reports that one in 5 Canadians say they know of a senior who might be experiencing elder abuse in some form. The Council has been putting out media ads inviting everyone to look closer…

http://safety-council.org/campaigns/national-senior-safety-week-2010

Elder abuse can be a single incident, or a repeated pattern of behavior; it can be physical, financial or psychological; it may not be intentional.

As elders become less able to care for themselves, they may not see or hear as well, or think as clearly as they used to, leaving openings for people to take advantage of them.

Signs of psychological abuse include insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, harassment, treating seniors like children, ignoring them or isolating them from family, friends or regular activities. A vocabulary of “shoulds” and “musts” (even with oneself self-abuse!) can be improved with a little attention.

Other safety concerns continue to be home safety, safe driving, telephone scams, and care with all forms of medication.

 

 

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