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5 things everyone can do to prevent elder abuse

Here are 5 things everyone can do to build community supports and prevent elder abuse:

  1. Learn the signs of elder abuse and how we can solve the issue together.
  2. Prevent isolation. Call or visit our older loved ones and ask how they are doing on a regular basis.
  3. Talk to friends and family members about how we can all age well and reduce abuse with programs and services like law enforcement, community centers, and public transportation.
  4. Sign up to be a friendly visitor to an older person in our communities.
  5. Send a letter to a local paper, radio or TV station suggesting that they cover World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) or Grandparents Day in September.

It is up to all of us to prevent and address elder abuse!

You can make a difference in CABARRUS:

Please consider serving on the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.

The ACHCAC seeks to:

  • Serve residents of long-term care facilities within the county
  • Encourage community involvement with adult care homes (homes for the aged, family care homes and homes for developmentally disabled adults)
  • Promote elder abuse awareness and maintain the intent of the Adult Care Home Residents Bill of Rights

The 17-member board is open to applicants from all areas of Cabarrus County. Legislation prohibits the appointment of members who are employed by an adult care home, have financial interest (directly or indirectly) in an adult care home or who have immediate family members in an adult care home within Cabarrus County.

Initial appointment is for a one-year term with successive appointments for three-year terms.

Learn more about the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.

For more information on elder abuse prevention, please visit us online or call:

ncea.acl.gov | 855-500-3537

Source: http://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NCEA_5thingsToPrevent_508.pdf?utm_campaign=Reframing+EA&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Publications

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