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Critically Speaking

Jun 10, 2020

In a continuing the last week’s discussion of elder abuse Therese Markow and Paul Greenwood expand their discussion on elder abuse to delve into the physical abuse and neglect that happens to our elderly friends and relatives. There are different types of physical abuses that happen to elderly people that occur in different circumstances. The ways in which families may deal with these abuses and the prosecution of such abuses are also discussed. In the media we often hear about physical abuses and neglect happening in assisted living and care facilities. Therese and Paul explore options for living situations, as well as what we, as families and loved ones, can do to make the best decision possible for our elderly relatives. We, as a society, need to find ways to take control of the situation, bring attention to the problem, and find ways to mitigate and slow the problem of elder abuse. We can all get involved now in our own communities.


 Key Takeaways:

  • Take care and do your research when deciding on assisted living facilities - you can pay a lot of money for a swanky place, but that place may not guarantee happiness or good hygiene. 
  • A facility that doesn’t let you in and let you see things on an open door basis, that’s not the kind of facility you want to place a loved one in.
  • The worst thing you can do is to stay silent if you suspect someone is being abused.


"Get involved in your local community in elder abuse prevention task forces." —  Paul Greenwood

Connect with Paul Greenwood:

National Adult Protective Services Association:

National Center on Elder Abuse:

LinkedIn: Paul Greenwood




Connect with Therese:


Twitter: @CritiSpeak




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