5,000 Old Folks Being Abused in Their Own Homes; Speaking Out: Robin Webster

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5,000 Old Folks Being Abused in Their Own Homes; Speaking Out: Robin Webster


Byline: Petrina Vousden

UP to 5,000 elderly people are being abused in their own home in theSouth of the country at any one time according to shocking figures released bythe Health Service Executive.

The actual number of referrals of alleged abuse of elderly men and women in theHSE South area in the first four months of 2008 was 245.

The HSE is hosting a seminar Uncovering Elder Abuse today which aims to raisethe awareness of the issue among health service staff and those working involuntary and statutory agencies providing services to older people.

A spokesman for the HSE said: It is difficult to determine the exact scale ofthe problem in Ireland but research elsewhere indicates that between 3 per centand 5 per cent of older people living in the community suffer abuse at a giventime.

This would suggest a figure of between 3,000 to 5,000 older people sufferingabuse in the HSE South area at any one time.

The figure is based on a population of 100,000 people over the age of 65 in theHSE South area which includes Cork and Kerry.

The term elder abuse incorporates physical, emotional and psychological abuseand acts of neglect.

While elder abuse can occur anywhere early analysis of referrals of allegedcases received by the HSE in 2007 indicates that most abuse or 85 per centoccurs in the home.

While it can be perpetrated by anyone figures indicate that those most likelyto carry out this form of abuse are family members.

Other perpetrators include neighbours, carers and other patients.

The HSE dedicated officer for elder abuse Con Pierce said: Elder abuse is notnew. …

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