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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

receives the proper attention and care. The delegating nurse comes to the assisted living center every 45 days to perform health assessments and review the care notes taken by staff. The staff to resident ratio is small, so that every resident receives individualized attention. Staff and families work together to incorporate a resident’s lifestyle into the environment of the assisted living center.

The staff also ensures that the residents do not perform any strenuous activity. All supplies and medications are picked up by managers or families, by choice. Also, all residents are encouraged, but not obligated, to participate in activities. Residents who do not feel comfortable are never forced into participating in the activities with other residents. In addition, all staff and residents have access to the managers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although at least one manager is almost always there, residents are encouraged to call the managers at any time when it is felt that a need is not being fulfilled. All residents at the assisted living Bethesda center are encouraged to maintain their independence and privacy; however, the staff and managers are always ready to help.

Elder abuse is on the rise and, unfortunately, is predicted to increase. Potomac Seniors Village’s goal is to decrease the percentage of those affected by starting at home. The assisted living center is proud to state that there has never been a speculation or case of suspected elder abuse. The environment is warm, friendly and comforting so that residents feel like they are at home. Potomac Seniors Village’s goal is to prevent elder abuse and is taking all measures to ensure residents feel safe and protected.

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