Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The prevalence of elder abuse is as much as 10%, including physical abuse, psychological or verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. Below are twelve things that anyone can do to help prevent elder abuse.
Some of these signs include:
Some of the signs of financial abuse include:
The number for Marshall County's Adult Services is (256) 582-7160.
The Ageless Alliance connects people of all ages, nationwide, who stand for the dignity of older adults. Visit the website here.
To report suspected Elder Abuse, contact DHR at 256-582-7100 and follow prompts to INTAKE (select language preference, then 2 to make a child or elderly abuse report).
GAP is accepting volunteers to assist our vulnerable elderly and disabled who have no one else willing or able to assist. For more information, or to have someone come speak to your group, organization, or church about how you can STAND IN THE GAP, please contact Barbara Thompson at 256-388-9851.