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Local Help with Elder Abuse

Many ways to report elder abuse in Los Angeles, CAThere are several ways to prevent, identify and report elder abuse in Los Angeles.  There are ways to prevent elder abuse and each type of elder abuse requires different preventative measures.  Knowing who is in the home with your senior or caring for your senior can really prevent abuse.  Asking the agency for the employee’s length of employment or the incidents and reports against the employee can be one way to ensure that only the most qualified and kind individual is caring for your senior aged loved one.  Be proactive and don’t be afraid to ask the questions.  The agency should be forthcoming with information about the measures that the agency takes to prevent those who may have been charged previously with elder abuse working with their clients.  There are abuse registries which you may check the agency’s employees’ names against.  This is something that you should make sure that the agency has done as part of the hiring process.  Most reputable senior care companies are researching and performing thorough background checks on their newly hired employees.  To prevent financial abuse, a senior may consider a limited power of attorney.  In the event that a senior is not able to handle their financial responsibilities there may already be a trusted person assigned to handle this part of their life.  This prevents fraud and abuse of the senior’s finances, when the power of attorney has the ability to monitor the financial activity.  The only way to ensure that a senior is not exploited is to prevent it as best you can.   Seniors can make a plan to have someone they trust make decisions in the event that he or she is not able.  The types of things you should plan for:

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Caring for Elderly Parents

As children, we understand the sacrifices made and the time spent when it came to our parents caring for us. They made sure our wants and needs came before theirs, and we were always put first. It is because of this understanding that we see clearly they did not do it out of obligation or force, but out of unconditional love. And that is why, when it comes time for the roles to reverse and for our parents to be in need of our help and assistance, we take on that task with love and desire. Though caring for an elderly individual in your home is time consuming and sometimes difficult, there are many resources you can go to that will help in your selfless act of caring for elderly parents.

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