A Serious Look at Elder Abuse Prevention

Posted by Julie Boggess on Mar 14, 2024 9:54:12 AM

Stop Elder Abuse

This article aims to delve into the importance of adopting strategies for preventing elder abuse.

Throughout my 32-year tenure in leadership roles within nursing homes, I consistently encountered frustration due to the scarcity of resources, both in terms of time and finances, as well as the absence of thoroughly researched and effective strategies for proactively preventing elder abuse. Despite implementing standard measures such as employee background checks, mandatory annual in-service training, and policy review during new hire orientations, I often sensed a lingering feeling that there was more we could do. Looking back, I now recognize that we also fell short in adequately educating family members on abuse prevention. However, one aspect where we excelled was in promptly reporting allegations, which appeared to hold utmost importance from a regulatory standpoint, regrettably so.

Whether a professional working with elders living in the community or congregate care, does your agency do enough?  Can you identify and describe the organizational strategy to prevent abuse?

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Topics: Caregiver Training, Caregiver Burnout, elder abuse, compassionate leadership, compassion culture, Elder Abuse Prevention

Calling Attention to Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 20, 2020 1:24:55 PM
Elder abuse is a growing concern as our population ages and lives longer.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Training, Family, caregivers, Professional Caregivers, elder abuse, AGE-u-cate Training

Why Elder Abuse is a Public Health Crisis and Growing Worse

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 25, 2017 10:52:29 AM

Elder Abuse is a serious problem that needs more attention from lawmakers, public agencies, senior care providers, faith communities and the general public.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Oregon Health Care Association, elder abuse

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