Church leaders and laypersons within the faith community have a key role to play in helping to identify and end elder abuse. Older adults are being mistreated in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities by family, friends, professional caregivers, and strangers. This elder abuse whether intentional or from unknowing negligence can be in the form of Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Neglect and Abandonment, and Sexual Abuse which can lead to physical and mental harm or even death.
We must learn the warning signs of elder abuse and provide a safe, compassionate, and welcoming environment for elders and their family and friends to reach out for help. Learn to recognize the types of elder abuse, how to refer an abuse case to the proper authorities, and the resources available to you, the abused, and the abuser. Yes, the abuser needs our help also. We all seek the refuge of Psalm 91.
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