P.S.A. Elderly Abuse…a growing problem

updated: 9/3/19

public service announcement

This is a public service announcement making Lake County residents aware of another growing problem in our community – ELDER ABUSE!

We were told  about this problem during our visits to the Lake County Council on Aging.  Please read this link that will give the details about elder abuse:

http://ohiohopes.org/elder-abuse/risk-factors-for-elder-abuse/

While attending our booth at the recent Mentor City Fest, we had a concerned citizen tell us about a senior friend that she believes was a victim of abuse by a neighbor.  We gave the information to Mr. Joseph Tomsick, CEO of the Council on Aging.

 He stated that we are fortunate in Lake County to have a dedicated Adult Protective Service Unit, thanks to funding from the Senior Services Levy to the Lake County Department of Job & Family Services.

Mr. Tomsick had one of his staff members forward the information through the proper APS channels, as all such allegations are taken seriously.

APS plays a vital role in addressing the needs of vulnerable seniors by working to prevent, reduce, and remedy conditions causing endangerment while maximizing the senior’s independence and self-determination.  The dedicated Lake County APS Unit is greatly helping our community handle the growing senior population.   If you suspect that a family member, relative, neighbor or you may be a victim of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation speak up, break the silence and call Adult Protective Services at (440)350-4000. Reports are kept confidential and anonymous reports are accepted.

 



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