Caring for seniors is a huge undertaking, and a responsibility not taken lightly. Caregivers, such as those employed in Adult Foster Homes and in-home caregivers working for The State of Oregon (The State) are vetted undergo a criminal background checks. This assists loved ones and homes such as ours in ensuring that those taking care of elderly or vulnerable adults are capable of doing so without causing harm to those for whom they care.
If you suspect abuse, there are mechanisms in place to officially register concerns. In each case, The State is obliged to register the complaint and conduct and official investigation. Here’s more from The State:
Types of elder abuse include: financial exploitation neglect verbal abuse physical abuse & abandonment sexual abuse seclusion and restraint Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Victims of elder abuse may be slow to recognize and report the abuse. Too often, victims suffer in silence. [Read More…]