Category: Senior Citizens


Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 1, 2009

The following is an excerpt from a posting on my website entitled Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse U.S. Bureau of Justice study in 1998 estimated that as many as 500,000 cases of elder abuse were reported and substantiated in 1996. Further, estimates indicate that over 2 million additional incidents went unreported that same year. One reason that so many incidents were not reported may be that relatives and friends are not always sensitive to signs of abuse. Frequently, the most reliable indicators of abuse are complaints made by the elder, but the elder may be unable or unwilling to complain. Because most states… Read More

Link of the Day: Handicapped Fraud

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 11, 2008

How do you feel when you see a perfectly healthy person park in the disabled parking zone? Don’t you just want to shake them and say “Hey, what are you doing? There’s an elderly lady over there who NEEDS this spot.” This issue is of particular importance to me because, as you know, I represent injured people — legitimately injured people for whom the designated disabled parking spots mean the difference between being able to be a part of the world or staying home while being alienated from the rest of society. Well, welcome to Handicapped Fraud.org. Here’s their mission statement: Handicappedfraud.org was launched as… Read More

Senior Citizen Driving: Warning Signs and Helping an Unsafe Driver to Stop Driving

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: July 1, 2008

I found an interesting article on the Helpguide.org website entitled Senior Citizen Driving: Warning Signs and Helping an Unsafe Driver to Stop Driving. The article details a great many issues of importance to senior drivers and those who love them: Risk Factors of Aging That Can Affect Driving Ability Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving Steps to Take if You’re Concerned About the Safety of a Senior Driver Talking to a Senior Driver Who Should Stop Driving When a Senior Driver Refuses to Give up the Keys Helping a Senior Adjust to Life Without Driving References and Resources for Helping an Unsafe Senior to… Read More

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