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With Elder Abuse on the Rise, Potomac Seniors Village, a Senior Care Maryland Facility, Takes Steps to Reduce the Phenomena
Date:4/30/2013

may not allow an elder to practice a certain religion freely. For example, a caregiver may take down religious ornaments down from walls or furniture. This also impacts an elder’s mental and emotional state. Financial abuse is also a very common type. For example, on April 5, 2013, the Chicago Tribune reported a caregiver fraudulently obtained $350,000 from a man suffering from dementia (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/04/05/caregiver-husband-sister-charged-with-bilking-dementia-patient-out-of-350k/). Caregivers take advantage of an elder's trust and poor mental judgment, which results in abuse.

Potomac Seniors Village, a senior care Maryland facility, has a zero tolerance policy for elder abuse. Per the Code of Maryland regulations (COMAR) for senior care Maryland facilities, resident’s rights are clearly posted in each home for staff, residents and loved ones to read and follow. Residents and their families are also given a copy of resident’s rights upon move-in. If there is a complaint of suspected elder abuse, Potomac Seniors Village, a senior care Maryland facility, will take the appropriate steps by contacting the correct authorities.

The senior care Maryland center ensures the residents’ safety by hiring licensed and experienced staff. All staff receives extensive, one-on-one training so that each resident is understood thoroughly and
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