Across the country, police departments are taking steps to ensure that seniors are kept safe. One recent example comes from the Holyoke Police Department in Massachusetts. They recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for $450,000 to create a task force designed to investigate, and ultimately prevent, elder abuse. By partnering up with other agencies and organizations in their area, they aim to prevent more cases of abuse from occurring by providing better detection of ongoing abuse, education on how to prevent it, and better procedures for prosecuting it when it is found.
As you might know, elder abuse comes in many different forms. It can be both physical or sexual in nature, but because of the unique needs of seniors, this is not a complete list of ways that the elderly can be taken advantage of. Emotional abuse, neglect, and financial crimes also legally qualify as elder abuse, even if they are much harder to detect. This is why a unified effort from law enforcement is so important to the safety and wellbeing of our older loved ones.
And it’s why choosing reliable senior care is so important. When it comes to senior care, we believe that elder abuse is one of the most horrific things that can happen to the people that we love. Seniors are often placed in vulnerable positions because they are reliant on others for help. Senior care is the epitome of this. When someone is in a position that they need help getting through their daily activities, it places them in a position where they need to trust others. That can often be something simple like a reminder to take medications at the right time. But if the wrong people are working with your loved one, the end result can be disastrous.
We take great care to make sure that each of our in-home care specialists has the proper training and experience to know how to avoid the pitfalls of caregiving. Each of our caregivers is thoroughly trained in proper care procedures and the legalities behind caregiving. They each also undergo a background check to make sure that they are entering the profession for the right reasons. We know that you place a lot of trust in whoever you hire to help your family out, and we want to make sure that we never betray that trust. We also insure all of our caregivers to show this.
Do you want to learn more about how we prepare our caregivers to work with families? Would you like to see how we might be able to help your family give your older loved one a better quality of life? We’re here to help. Call us today, send an email, or leave a comment right below. One of our team members will be happy to follow up with you and schedule a free consultation. There, we can address your questions and concerns and get you pointed in the right direction to give your family the care that they deserve.