We are all shocked by elder abuse whenever we hear about it; could it happen to someone you love and care about?
This video says it all:
No one wants this to happen to their elderly parent.
While placing a loved one in a nursing home, or hiring an in-home caregiver, is a difficult decision, there may come a time when it is the right one. It will help if you do your homework and trust your instincts.
Sometimes, in-home care is an option, and has the advantage of keeping your loved one close by. Sometimes, only a nursing home will do.
A nursing home is a residence that provides room, meals, nursing and rehabilitative care, medical services and protective supervision to its residents. While someone coming from the hospital may require the services of many long-term care professionals such as nurses, therapists and social workers, a nursing home is not a hospital (acute care) setting. The goal at a nursing home is to help people maintain as much of their independent functioning as possible in a supportive environment.
In either case, you want to be sure that your elderly parent or relative is treated well and not abused. How do you accomplish that when you can’t always be around? The answer is: a hidden surveillance camera.
You can get hidden surveillance cameras in many guises; clocks, radios, mirrors, etc., so that no one will suspect they’re on camera. They give you peace of mind that your loved one isn’t being abused when you’re no there.