Subscribe | Advertise | Contact Us | Deaths | School Menus | Closings and Delays
Daily News in Robinson, Ill. | Crawford County, Illinois

Deaths
Subscribe
Advertise With Us
Forms to print
Guest Book
Video Library

US and State Elected Officials
Municipal Governments
County Officials
County Board



home : insight & opinion : letters to the editor
March 23, 2019

2/13/2019 11:15:00 AM
Seniors, disabled vulnerable to abuse

Editor:

As Valentines' Day approaches we need to take time to remember our seniors and those among us who are disabled. Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our population and far too often these individuals along with those who are disabled are victims of abuse. There are several types of abuse ranging from physical abuse, verbal abuse to neglect and financial exploitation.

This abuse usually occurs in the victims own home, and many times they are unable to report it themselves. Due to health and possibly physical limitation they are unable to defend themselves and may need your help to make a report.

SWAN Adult Protective Services is a resource for those individuals. You can make a report confidentially and we will investigate and try to remedy the situation. Our case workers will work with the victim to try and find solutions that will work for them. SWAN case workers offer options to the client and lets them choose which are right for them.

SWAN also offers trainings for banks on financial exploitation as well as training to other groups as requested.

If you know or suspect a senior or a disabled person who lives in their home is being abused or neglected please call 1-888-715-6260 and make a report. It is time we break the silence.

Without the help of the community it is not possible to end these types of abuse.



Linda Bookwalter

Executive Director, SWAN





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search



ExtrasVideo LibraryLife
Site Design and Content Copyright 2019 Robinson Daily News
Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved