Is elder abuse just a problem for very frail old people who live in assisted living centers?
Elder abuse is a horrific problem in our society, The elderly and frail are often the most vulnerable aspect of our population and therefore subject to the worst harm. ALF, or Assisted Living Facilities across our state, every day, have incidents of abuse. That being said ALF’s are not the only facilities where this type abuse occurs. It can occur in a nursing home as well. Also for those that live at their home, often times they have a home health aid come in to help. Its not uncommon for us to see in our practice to see abuse by the home health aid even in that person’s own home.