''Elder Abuse Day - A day to reflect on the many injustices our older population are faced with'' Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
Our younger generation is busy contributing to the economy, paying taxes, forwarding careers and raising families just like the older generation did before them. We may eventually arrive to where many of our elders are today, struggling to cope, feeling lonely in their own homes or care homes and reflecting on their lives and thinking "are we owed just a little bit more than what is given to us?"
The Coronavirus lockdown has brought the realisation to many just how easy it was before this pandemic to jump in a car to visit family, dine out with friends and go about daily lives freely. It’s been quite a lonely existence for us but we are also reassured this won’t last forever. Let’s reflect then on the elderly who live this life with no change in sight.
Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care. Elder abuse can also occur in care and nursing homes /care facilities.
Elder Abuse Day is reflective to the work we do here at Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. CCFTV is passionate raising awareness to the violation of human rights against our elders, many who suffer in silence to the financial, emotional, physiological and physical abuse they encounter.
Perpetrators who commit such heinous crimes we know the law is there to protect us and to serve justice. Abuse against our elderly can often go unreported and if it is reported, rarely is it treated as a 'crime'. CCFTV supports the abuse of a elderly person to be made a 'hate crime'. Society has a duty to never sit back and allow the abuse of our elderly to go unchallenged because future generations will certainly suffer the very same fate. WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY - Monday 15th June 2020 https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/care-campaigners-call-for-reflection-on-world-elder-abuse-awareness-day/
OUR OFFICIAL STATEMENT
''CCFTV is saddened to realise that as we approach another Elder Abuse Day we are absolutely no further forward in terms protecting our vulnerable. There has not been any Social Care legislation announcement to address critical funding issues, no willingness by Government to make elder abuse a hate crime, no insistence that vulnerable people are protected by safety monitoring and no legal process to ensure evictions from care homes are not at the whim of care providers. All of this inaction at a time when Coronavirus has taken so many older peoples lives and when they have been deprived of their families in their last moments.
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable would urge Government to recognise the urgency of the situation. It really is time to address the many chronic issues as highlighted above. Our elderly deserve better and our continued refusal as a society to remedy these long standing issues is to our lasting shame.''
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