Elder abuse: it's a difficult topic, but for many seniors, a painful reality.
There are more seniors, 65 and older, than at any time during history. Life expectancy continues to rise and projections indicate that by 2050, in the United States, the senior population will reach 83 million.
As our senior population ages, so does their potential for vulnerability. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that nearly 10% of today's seniors experience some level of abuse such as physical, psychological, financial exploitation, or neglect. And, seniors who are isolated are more susceptible to abuse.
Community living can provide an extra level of security for your loved ones. At Prestige Care, we are serious about our resident's safety and welfare. Staff members must pass an employment background check and drug test. Our trusted staff interacts with residents multiple times throughout the day and visitors are asked to 'check-in' at the front desk. As a community, we have established protocol to help ensure a safe environment. State regulators audit our communities annually where they find our homes meeting or exceeding safety standards. Moreover, Prestige Care has received numerous national awards for quality of care.
Prevention is key for our seniors to not be victimized. Our community setting allows for continued interaction and elder-abuse prevention by building a strong support. We are your eyes and ears for when you can't be with your loved one.
Call Prestige Care today for a guided tour. We will show you how our continued commitment to safety is the cornerstone for abuse prevention.
Prestige Care Senior Living-Homewood Heights
17999 S.E. River Road