The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The free screening will take place at 1:30 p.m. on June 20 and is open to the public.
Hernandez, who oversees the DPD's domestic violence, fraud and special victims unit, said that his department will also be creating a Special Victims Unit with three highly qualified detectives who will be "dedicated to investigating abuse, neglect and the financial exploitation of the at-risk community".
If you're like most of us, you probably didn't even know there is an actual day called "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day". According the Illinois Department of Aging, almost 15,000 cases of elder abuse were reported over the past year.
With the incidents of elder abuse on the rise, health care professionals are encouraged to try to speak to the older adult person alone if they notice unusual bruising or if the caregiver is domineering and answering questions for the individual, she said.
The declaration calls on all communities to watch for signs of abuse and encourages every citizen to commit to building a safer community for older citizens and will be displayed throughout the organisation.
"If a neighbour, a senior citizen or even a nursing home employee sees any abuse type of situation, they have to go to the police and report what they see", she said, stressing: "We can not assume the victims will report what is happening to them".
This has been revealed by the Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa while speaking at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this morning at Albert Park.
Workman said it's crucial seniors not let their concerns be unheard and urged them to lay out how they wanted their affairs to be handled through power of attorney.
"There isn't any state that's the model and the problem still is that then people fall between the cracks between the states and we do need a national approach", Mr Yates said.
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George also remembers a different mentality taken with the elderly when he was growing up, and that elders were respected and saw as a source of knowledge.
Montreal police collaborated with the elder abuse research chair at Sherbrooke University on a research-action project that resulted in the creation of the program. "It's hard to talk about and what we're trying to do today is educate seniors how to proactively protect themselves from being victimized from any type of scam, any type of family member that may or may not be treating them well". "What that requires is family, friends and neighbours staying connected with seniors and watching over them", Slater said. Elder financial abuse will be the "crime of the 21st century", according to experts.