Start Dating services for the elderly

Dating services for the elderly

Adult abuse is the mistreatment of an impaired adult, age 18 or over, who may be dependent on someone else for basic needs.

Adult Protective Services are available to New Yorkers age 18 or older, living in the community, who due to physical or mental impairment are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Services include: counseling for the adult and family; arranging for medical and mental health assessments; applying for benefits; coordination with law enforcement and other agencies; finding alternative living arrangements; financial management services; homemaker and housekeeper chore services within specified limits; crisis interventions, such as protective court orders; and long-term legal interventions, such as guardianship.

Services will be provided that reduce the risk to the adult and which support the adult’s ability to stay in the community for as long as possible.

Adults with mental capacity have the right to exercise free choice in deciding whether to accept services.

I learned quickly when my parents needed 24-hour care and moved in with me.

We didn't have the budget to build an addition or completely remodel bathrooms, but with some research and advice from a certified aging-in-place specialist, I found ways to make the home safe and navigable. You can start with a home assessment by an occupational therapist, physical therapist, geriatric care manager (aging life care specialist), certified aging-in-place specialist or qualified professional via the area agency on aging or Department of Veterans Affairs.

Stop by — preferably at unexpected times — to check in on any professionals or volunteers going to the home.

You'll find more great tips in AARP's care guide, "Help Caring for a Loved One at Home." My book, AARP's Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving , includes a chapter on the subject.

If there are questions about the adult’s mental capacity, then a mental health evaluation will be pursued to determine if court-ordered interventions should be provided.

En español | Nine out of 10 people say they would want to stay at home if they had a serious health problem.

(I recently completed training and certification as an aging-in-place specialist myself.) Some tips to get you started: 1. I like to think about "universal design" — how the home can be stylish, comfortable and safe for anyone who lives there or visits. Every year, 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 fall, so fall prevention is paramount.