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How to Prevent Elderly Abuse and Neglect


Everyone is susceptible to being abused and neglected; even the elderly are not exempted from the horrors of these menaces. Abuses and neglect have greater devastating effects on the elderly. They can affect a person’s well-being; their physical and mental health. The most heartbreaking part is that the abuses usually come from closed relatives, especially the children. The abuses come in all sorts of types: physical, emotional, verbal, and even sexual abuse. It is important that we put an end to these abuses. Totally stopping the abuse may seem farfetched, but the sum of even the smallest deeds done to stop it from bringing us one step closer to putting these abuses to an end. Here are some ways on how you can help create a brighter world, especially for the seniors:

  • Speak Words of Affirmation.

    The things that come out of our mouths, especially our very words, are a reflection of what’s inside our hearts. If we find ourselves speaking a language so vile and polluted, it’s time we do an introspection of ourselves. Sometimes, we are carried away by our emotions, especially when we are angry, because of the senior’s helplessness. It is important that we exercise patience. Losing our cool may lead us to say the things that we don’t want to say. Nothing cuts deeper than the words we say.

  • Call the Authorities.

    If you spot an elder being physically abused, do not hesitate to call the authorities right away. It is only fitting to apprehend the persons responsible for the abuse. Bringing the person to justice can help rid the world of dangerous people creating a safer place not just for the elderly, but for everyone.

  • Communicate Always.

    Let your senior loved ones feel that they are loved and valued by spending time talking to them. Spending even just a few moments to talk about how their day went goes a long way, especially for seniors who live alone. Keeping in touch with them from time to time not only creates a healthy relationship, it also keeps them from feeling lonely and neglected.

  • Consider In-Home Care Services.

    You can make sure that your loved one is still getting the care and attention at home even without your presence. Considering an In-Home caregiver can not only keep your loved one from feeling neglected, it also ensures that they have someone who can keep them company. Helping Hands Hale, a Home Care Service Provider in Hawaii, has wonderful and amazing people who take great delight and joy in caring for the person that matter to you the most. If you’re looking for an In-Home Care Service Provider in Big Island, Hawaii, Helping Hands Hale is your partner in taking care of your loved ones.

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