For victims of abuse, resources such as therapy, counseling, support groups, and legal and financial services can aid in recovery. Organizations like the National Center on Elder Abuse provide information, resources, and a hotline for advice and reporting. If we at Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice can be of any assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Elder abuse is a societal issue that demands our attention and action. Thankfully, more light is being shined on it. June 15 has been designated by the United Nations as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Let’s make a difference – whether it’s personal vigilance, community initiatives, or policy advocacy, every step counts towards building a world where our elders are safe, respected, and cared for.