HMEs and the crime that knows no boundaries
A friend of mine who works for Maine Public Television recently produced a show on elder abuse
that really opened my eyes. I’d heard a little about this crime previously, but I had no idea that it occurs nearly as often as child abuse. That’s why it’s referred to as the hidden epidemic: Very few people know about it. Elder abuse is terrible, and what makes it more so is that it's often committed by a so-called loved one, often an adult child.
Because HME providers work so closely with seniors in their homes, it would seem they are in a great position to maybe identify and help stamp out elder abuse. But to do that, you’ve got to know what to be on the look out for, and this show help in that area.
Remember, this story is based in Maine, but elder abuse is a problem that knows no boundaries
— Mike Moran