MOUNT VERNON — We are often taught to listen to our elders for the interesting stories and information they have to tell. By not listening — really listening — there is a chance that a growing problem may continue to go undetected.



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2 Responses to “Elder abuse issues growing”

  1. Amy

    The elder abuse hit close to me and my home last christmas. My mother had went to live with my nephew and his wife and family. I do agree older people are very hard to take care of and sometimes hard to learn there way of living, but I do in noway think my mother deserved to be treated with disrespect by her great grandchild and her granddaughter in law…It ended with them throwing a 75 year olds grandmothers stuff out of the house into the snow, her only pocessions she has left in life , Not wanting her back in the house knowing she had no where to go..So i called the sheriff in made a report and took my mother home with me. This tore me apart to think my mother had to sit there and see her pocessions sitting out in wet snow, knowing my family, her grandson she raised could allow this to happen. They say they didn’t do any kind of elder abuse but I beg to differ.

  2. John C. Davidson

    It occurs all too often. I can attest to that personally. I thought I was living at a Gulag for awhile.