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Elder Abuse: Spotting the Signs and Responding

What we ignore, when we think about getting older, is the abuse and neglect in our senior years. It is estimated that more than 2.5 million senior citizens are victims of some form of maltreatment of which 90% of the abuse being committed by the ones whom the elderly victim knows- most often a family member.

Signs of Elder Abuse:

An older person who is being abused:-

•    May seem depressed and withdrawn
•    Seem afraid to make their own decisions
•    Seems to be hiding something about a caregiver
•    Will never accept invitations to spend time away from their family or a caregiver
•    Never seems to have spending money
•    May reject going to doctor
•    Seems to encounter too many household accidents

 
Elder victims of abuse and neglect are at greater risk than other age groups suffering the same problem. The effects can lead to more serious injuries to elders whose bone break and tissues tear more easily. The process of recovery or healing slows down with age. Most devastating are financial abuse as elderly people are less likely to work to make up for their losses.

Where to Get Help:

Talk to you your doctor, before things get worse, if you or someone you know is frightened in their own home. Your doctor can help you think about better options.

For Pennsylvanians over the age of 60, Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) that include older adult protective services, help is also available as an important component of their aging services.

Phone Number for the local AAA can be found in the phone book blue pages under Abuse/Assault or find it in AAAwebsite.
Help is also available through National Domestic Violence Hotline at:

•    (800)  799-7233 (SAFE)
•    (800)  787-3224 (TTY for the Deaf)
You can get help in English, Spanish and many other languages. All contact with the hotline is free and confidential.

How to Get Help:

Professional caregivers address the emotional and physical demand for the elder victims of abuse and neglect. They may help to relieve the stress and tension that give rise to abuse and neglect. Caregivers assist even vulnerable victims in their daily activities such as bathing, preparing meals, shopping, etc. These caregivers can be hired for few hours, a week, or for longer durations according to the necessity. However counseling and legal assistance can also be few measures to check this grave issue.

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Games, Babysitters and your Baby

All children love playing and when you have a professional babysitter or caregiver at your place to take care of your little one, you can freely discuss some exciting games that she can play with your little one. Playing keeps little kids in high energy and give them hours of fun even when you are not at home.

Here are the popular games that your babysitters can play with your little one:

Bubble game
Simply blend soap and water in kid’s bath tub. Add a tablespoon of corn syrup and stir. With a bubble blower, you can create lots of bubbles and play games such as ount the bubbles, pop the bubbles and much more. These simple bubble games for toddlers can make them enjoy for hours with your babysitter.

Music Bottles

Place 5 bottles with small opening appearing in same size and colors. Fill in different quantities of water in every bottle and blow across the uncovered top. Each bottle will create a different musical sound engaging your child in the game. You may also try the same game using water glasses. Use a spoon to hit on the glass to make musical sounds.

When your little one will play these games with your babysitter, both will eventually form an affectionate bond that is what exactly you need, in your absence.

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An Introduction to Nannies

A nanny can be understood as a qualified child care taker Qualified nannies or babysitters are usually trained to provide good care for your children. Nannies can be employed for an infant to a kid going to school. They can be hired on a part-time as well as full-time basis depending on the personal preferences of a family. nanny-care

What is the role of nannies?
Professional nannies generally work in partnership with the family, taking responsibility for the development and safety of the children. Specific responsibilities of nannies may include the clothing of children, laundry, maintaining cleanliness of their rooms, preparation of their meals, making them sleep, educating them with table manners, speaking skills and so on. Other tasks such as visits to the children’s school and library can also be the responsibility of nannies that help to promote the social and educational development of your kids.

A nanny is not appointed to undertake general household duties instead she is hired to make your child feel cared and loved while you are not at home.

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