When his mother started getting
injuries reportedly from attacks by other residents at her elder care
facility, Camille Parent decided to do some investigating by installing a
hidden camera in her room. To his shock and horror, what he DID
witness was blatant abuse and disregard from very people who were
supposed to be caring for her.
As elders become more physically frail, they’re less able to stand up
to bullying and or fight back if attacked. They may not see or hear as
well or think as clearly as they used to, leaving openings for
unscrupulous people to take advantage of them. Mental or physical
ailments may make them more trying companions for the people who live
Many seniors around the world are being abused: harmed in some
substantial way often by people who are directly responsible for their
In the U.S. alone, more than half a million reports of abuse against
elderly Americans reach authorities every year, and millions more cases
Elder neglect, failure to fulfill a caretaking obligation,
constitutes more than half of all reported cases of elder abuse. It can
be intentional or unintentional, based on factors such as ignorance or
denial that an elderly charge needs as much care as he or she does.
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