NewsCovering Colorado


Elder abuse isn’t just about taking care of seniors

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 21:29:08-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Silver Key hosting an event Friday to help seniors identify and protect themselves from mistreatment.

The event a part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is Saturday, June 15.

Topics include recognizing reduce, identifying scams and how to know when it’s time to get someone who can help you out. Another important thing, how to understand caregiver burnout.

“We want to make sure those who are caregivers, they’re never in a position of caregiver neglect or mistreatment to really be equipped to take care of older adults,” said Dayton Romero, director of senior assistance, Silver Key.

Research suggests that one in 14 abuse cases is never reported.