Brigade logo
Causes is now part of Brigade – the world's first network for voters.
Join Brigade to take action on issues and elections that matter to you.
Take me to Brigade
Wendy Curran
Wendy Curran

Let us not forget the younger abusers will one day become old themselves and end up in a care home......they say what goes round comes round! The elderly have paid taxes/pensions into their country all their lives and they deserve the care, love and respect in return.

Ann Tedder
Ann Tedder
  • Wendy Curran

i quite agree with you wendy

Patricia Ann Mcginty
Patricia Ann Mcginty

this is soooo sad.

Patricia Dahmer
Patricia Dahmer
  • Patricia Ann Mcginty

THE ABUSE AND NEGLECT NEEDS TO STOP.IT HAS BEEN GOING ON TOO LONG,IT NEEDS TO HIT THE TV,NEWS,THE WHITE HOUSE.SOME OF THOSE OLD FARTS MAY HAVE TO GO IN ONE SOME DAY/THE STORY;S YOU HERE IS SAD,DOES ANYONE CARE?

Tish Roberts
Tish Roberts

Please HELP if you can :D!

Olivia Gonzalez
Olivia Gonzalez

I know this happens because I am a withness to it.

Carol E. Thatcher
Carol E. Thatcher

I know this happens in many places, so I will spread this message.

Laura Hunt Eller
Laura Hunt Eller

I know from personal experience. Overall I have been pleased with the facility my father is in, but I have to keep a very close eye on my father. I have had a lot of issues with them not changing his disposable briefs as often as they should. He often sits in urine to the point that it has puddled in his wheelchair. I always call it to someone's attention and I have called the administrator on several occasions. I even reported it to Social Services and the state Joint Commission on...

I know from personal experience. Overall I have been pleased with the facility my father is in, but I have to keep a very close eye on my father. I have had a lot of issues with them not changing his disposable briefs as often as they should. He often sits in urine to the point that it has puddled in his wheelchair. I always call it to someone's attention and I have called the administrator on several occasions. I even reported it to Social Services and the state Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. Most of this neglect comes when they are short of help and having trouble keeping staff. Otherwise I have had no issues, but being short of help is not an excuse either. Nursing homes should have adequate staff on all shifts on all hallways. There are many residents who have no one looking after their interests and being the watchdog to make sure they are not being abused and/or neglected in these home. Any facility can gear up for an upcoming inspection. The state inspections are done once a year and even though they do not give an exact date of their inspection, staff usually knows pretty well when the inspections are due and they are on their toes for a couple of months. After inspection, they tend to get lazy again. These are things the state inspectors do not see.

Donna Rossman
Donna Rossman

Please post and pass this along to help with the prevention of abuse and neglect of the elderly. Everyone deserves to be treated with diginity and respect, take care of people the way you want to be taken care of when need be.

Wenche Helen Kvadsheim
Wenche Helen Kvadsheim

A friend of mine, lived in a house with 2 apartments. In the other apartment lived an old lady and every time her only child and son came to visit, my friend heard load noises and yelling. When she met the old lady, either the same day or the next day, she tried to hide her face. My friend asked her if her Son was abusive. And she denied it - but roumers said that he was alcoholic and stole or beated money ouf of his mother. But what could my friend do, as long as the old lady didnt want to tell the truth so they could get her help?

Pamela Crider
Pamela Crider

Senior citizens deserve the utmost respect. God's principle is to respect our elders.

Brenda Hoch
Brenda Hoch

The really sad thing is that we all stand the possibility of ending up in a care center. I dealt with 3 of them when my brother was sick and two of them were TERRIBLE - Glendale Care Center and Hearthstone in Sun City. The best was Sunbridge in Avondale, and they were WONDERFUL to my brother God Bless them.

See more comments…