SENIOR AWARENESS
LEGACY FOUNDATION

Advocacy Organization is dedicated to partnering with our local churches and communities to create a "just society" in which all seniors are able to live free of violence and abuse of every kind.

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Registered Charity: 12345-67

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1 out of 14

cases of elder abuse is reported to the police

90%

of cases reported are victims' family abuse

44%

of nursing home patients allege abuse

The Senior Awareness & Legacy Foundation advances the health of communities across the world through a focus on protection for the elderly from all forms of abuse and neglect. Our focus is on awareness and public accountability—the building blocks for aging with dignity and a truly healthy community.

WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

It's hard to act beyond your level of consciousness?

Incidents of abuse and neglect are rarely reported to the proper authorities?

 

Did you know family and friends of the victims are unaware of the common signs of elderly/senior abuse?  

 

Our Advocacy group is partnering with local churches, schools and businesses to proactively raise the awareness of the neglect and abuse that is occuring in our elderly/senior citizens community.  It is our hope by creating conscious awareness of all types of elderly/senior abuse: Emotional, Financial, Physical and Sexual, that men and women will become outraged and accountable for proactively seeking to "right the wrongs" that have been done to our senior citizens.

 

Seniors are our most valuable resource and we invite you to help us protect their rights!

 

FEATURED

World Health Organization releases new infographic on elder abuse

The UN General Assembly designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Around 1 in 10 elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment either at home or in an institution. Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. Elder abuse is a global public health problem which affects the health and human rights of millions of older people around the world, and is predicted to increase with rapidly ageing populations. On the occasion of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, WHO is launching a new infographic on the issue which highlights the magnitude of the problem and known prevention strategies.

TYPES OF ELDER ABUSE

 

FINANCIAL ABUSE

FINANCIAL ABUSE  is when an older person's money or property are threatened. Someone might use his credit cards or bank accounts without his permission, forge signatures, or force him to change a legal document like a will or power of attorney.

It can also include charging too much or billing for a service never received.Fake charaties are also doing this

Signs may include:

  • Withdrawals from bank accounts that your loved one can’t explain

  • A new "friend" who may be taking financial advantage of him

  • Legal documents that have been changed or disappeared

  • Missing financial statements

  • Unpaid bills, utilities that are shut off, or threats of eviction

  • Signatures that seem to be forged

NEGLECT

Neglect happens when caregivers don’t tend to an older person’s needs. It can mean not giving him enough food, water, clothing, housing, and medications or not helping him bathe, dress, or pay the bills. Abandoning the person completely is also a type of abuse. Sometimes a caregiver knows he’s neglecting the person, but others may not know they’re doing anything wrong.

If an older person isn’t getting the care he needs, you may notice:

PHYSICAL ABUSE

Physical abuse is any action that causes injury or bodily harm. It can include hitting, shoving, kicking, or burning an older person, tying him to a bed or wheelchair, locking him in a room, or giving him drugs his doctor hasn’t prescribed.

Often this kind of abuse shows up as visible injuries. But there may be other signals, including:

  • Unexplained burns, cuts, bruises, and bleeding

  • Sprained or broken bones

  • Injuries that happen over and over

  • The person doesn’t want to see a doctor about his wounds

PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

Psychological Abuse is any action that hurts a person emotionally. It can happen when someone threatens him, yells at him, calls him names or talks down to him, ignores him over and over, and controls what he does, who he sees, and where he goes.

Watch for signs of this kind of abuse in your loved one’s actions or his relationships with you and others. He might:

  • Act withdrawn or frightened

  • Have changes in his behavior that you can’t explain

  • Rock back and forth, suck, or mumble to himself

  • Be depressed, confused, or lose interest in things he enjoyed

  • Have trouble sleeping

SEXUAL ABUSE

Sexual abuse is when an older person is forced to have sexual contact with another person. It can range from making the person watch pornography or take off his clothes to inappropriate touching and rape.

There may be physical signs as well as those you can’t see. They include: