Elder Abuse Awareness in Boulder / Broomfield
Elder Abuse Happens More than you Think
Report and Spot the Signs of Elder Abuse Today
This month BrightStar Care of Boulder / Broomfield recognizes the importance of supporting the National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA) in a successful elder abuse prevention campaign, detection and intervention. Everyone needs to do their part, on the education or training of professionals and the public to prevent elder abuse in the home care sector.
As a resource center, the NCEA provides awareness flyers, educational fact sheets and a series of training curricula on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation for all who are engaging with or advocating on behalf of older adults. Please take a moment to click here and visit their website here:
Elder mistreatment can show up as neglect. Red flags include people with dementia who are left unsupervised or people who are not given adequate food or hygiene by their caretakers. Signs of psychological abuse include sudden, unexplained changes in behavior or a caregiver who isolates their charge. Unexplained sexually transmitted infections or bruises and fractures can indicate physical or sexual abuse, and financial exploitation can show up as a vulnerable adult signing paperwork they do not understand or giving control of their money to someone who does not provide for their needs.
Aging doesn’t have to mean abuse — and you can help stop elder mistreatment in its tracks. Consider starting at the NCEA’s website. BrightStar Care is ready to help. For more information about Senior Companion Care in Boulder / Broomfield, contact our local BrightStar Care office at (720) 890-7777.
Please report any suspected Elder Abuse if you or your healthcare team see any signs of Elder Abuse, as BrightStar Care is a zero tolerance care provider towards Elder Abuse.
BrightStar Care of Boulder / Broomfield provides a full continuum of in home care services comprised of companionship, personal care, dementia care, transportation, medication assistance, skilled nursing and more to improve clients’ health and quality of life.
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