A Sad Reality-Elder Abuse

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A recent television news program by a station in Toronto, Canada had several installments of investigations into abuse of residents by fellow residents and staff in nursing homes. And it didn’t end there! It discussed the fact that seniors in their own homes experience abuse at the hands of family or caregivers.

Read the whole story HERE.

“Elder abuse is a sad reality that is under-reported and under-estimated. It knows no boundaries. It may take the form of physical, financial, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Financial abuse, with misappropriation of funds or misuse of power of attorney is the most common form of abuse, but physical violence is not uncommon.”

The story showed that a surprisingly high percentage of abusers were family members.

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If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, or even if you have a caregiver at home, you never know when or where elder abuse can take place. Several states have now approved the use of hidden cameras in nursing homes to protect seniors against this kind of the abuse. We have been talking about this idea for years.

Have you or anyone you know experienced elder abuse with any of your loved ones? Weigh-in with your experiences!

One of the best is this alarm clock spy camera that will fit into just about any environment. It records to an 8 GB SD card and only when there’s motion in front of the camera lens hidden inside this quality alarm clock radio.

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Elder Abuse And Hidden Cameras

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Here’s a story out of the UK about elder abuse and hidden cameras.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Earlier this year the chief inspector for social care and Care Quality Commission in the UK discussed the possibility of using hidden cameras as one way to tackle the problem of elder abuse in nursing homes.

Elder abuse in nursing homes has become rampant with as many as 60% of all residents being abused either physically or emotionally, financially or psychologically. Using food as a weapon is common. With so many patients suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia it is difficult for them to verbalize what is happening to them.

And for opportunistic caregivers, they use that weakness as an excuse.

One of the only ways that you can catch caregivers abusing your loved ones is to use a hidden camera. That evidence is difficult if not impossible to refute.

Something that is as innocent looking as this Alarm Clock Camera as shown above placed in a room can cover everything that happens.

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