When will this fear end?We aim to address these situations:
More and more youngsters are leaving their homes in search of better opportunities, often leaving their parents all alone. This micro family setup has led the elderly to stay alone, making them vulnerable in the face of untoward incidents.
The fact that they are frail and weak makes the elderly easy victims of theft and robbery and even more heinous crimes.
You would expect that the elderly would be safe in their own homes but that is not true, they are victimized even in the confines of their own home.
Often, due to ignorance about protection they are entitled to, the elderly continue to live in a state of uncertainty and fear.
We are here to stop it:
Let us be very alert about the signs and symptoms of abuse.
Do not belittle the elderly through verbal insults, dominance, neglect or ignoring.
Does your parent hesitate to speak in front of others? It could be a sign of trauma.
Unexplained fear, anxiety, sleep disorders, and sudden mood swings may also be indicative of nervous disorders due to physical or mental abuse. As a family member, it is your responsibility to address it properly.
Above all... Convince your elderly parent or family member that you are always there to listen and help in every way possible.