Welcome to the Eye on Health e-newsletter published regularly by Bayshore Home Health to support families and informal caregivers in caring for their elderly loved ones. Each edition will feature a new theme related to seniors' health and well-being, and offer solutions to help manage health issues and alleviate the stresses associated with caregiving.
Some of our most vulnerable seniors are being mistreated, taken advantage of and abused, often by those they know and trust. Often times, the victims of elder abuse don't even realize what's happening to them.
As the baby boom generation ages, the number of elder abuse cases will inevitably increase – all the more reason to explore this growing problem and raise awareness in order to help change attitudes and behaviours.
There are services available across Canada that provide assistance and answer questions about elder abuse.
A caregiver's own health may be compromised due to physical, emotional and mental demands. It's vital that caregivers do not neglect their own health.
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