Elder Abuse Laws....
I'll expand this more over the course of the week.
I think it is time our elected officials hear from us, the caregivers. For them to hear our stories. Learn what help we give, but how much help we need.
It's BS that a senior can refuse treatments or various options...yet we can be charged with abuse.
It's BS we want to say "screw it" and leave...and no matter how bad we are treated, no matter how much it hurts us physically and/or finacially, we can't...because of the possibility of criminal charges.
We would like a little help? Darn, our elder has more than $2,000 in assets, so we have to stay at home 24/7/365...even getting out for a few hours can risk charges.
We need help to take care of our elderly parents/grandparents. We need help to take care of them...so many of us have said, we have lost lots of money, destroyed families/relationships, to take care of seniors.
Input is welcome. I'll do more research during the week, who to write first...etc....
Let's make this a group project. We are not alone out there, we need help.....
Just because someone gave birth to you, doesn't mean you give up your life, your income.....(I know that sounds selfish, but I know a lot of people here can relate....)