Is physical elder abuse an issue?
Is emotional elder abuse an issue?
Is sexual elder abuse an issue?
Is elder neglect an issue?
Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care. As older adults become more physically frail, they’re less able to take care of themselves, stand up to bullying, fight back if attacked or leave openings for unscrupulous people to take advantage of them.
There is hope. There are effective, evidenced based treatments for assisting in dealing with elder abuse.
There is a lot we can do to support, guide and assist you in managing these problems. To find out more about how Northside Psychology may be able to help, get in touch with our team here.