To the Editor:
As you read this letter, there are countless thousands of vulnerable elderly people across this country who are being abused, neglected and financially exploited. These are crimes that are, by all accounts, severely under-reported and get far too little attention in our youth-focused society.
As New Jersey’s long-term care ombudsman, I oversee a resident-focused advocacy program that seeks to protect the health, safety, welfare, and civil and human rights of older individuals who live in long-term care facilities, like nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
While awareness of an issue is important, in my view, action is even more important.
Right here in Gloucester County, we have nine nursing homes but only six volunteers.
The need is clearly there — will you answer the call?
Full Letter and Source:
Advocate for the Elderly Under Long Term Care