Story reads: An Auckland family counsellor is calling for more protection for the elderly from the risk of financial abuse by professional caregivers. Stephen Taylor, family counsellor and director of Relationship Matters Ltd, believes stronger measures are needed to protect vulnerable elderly from being exploited by state-funded and private in-home caregivers. “One case I became … Continue reading →
A daughter regularly goes to visit her elderly mother in a high-profile NZ-based Retirement Home Provider. A state-funded Caregiver is appointed by the Retirement Home Provider to provide in-home caregiving services to the elderly mother. Over time, the daughter notices that the caregiver appears to be spending a lot of time with the daughters mother, … Continue reading →
Rest Home Provider wrongly targets family for suspicion, tries to split up a loving elderly couple, and then misses the financial abuse being committed by their own staff!
Imagine a couple in their nineties, being NASC – assessed by a third party DHB-funded NGO. The NASC assessor starts the assessment process by (wrongly) throwing suspicion on the family for even having the temerity to consider that their parents might be in need of an increased level of support and assistance. The Rest Home … Continue reading →
So, I wrote this: https://www.bhb.nz/straight-talk/open-season-on-the-elderly And Age Concerns Response was this (see page 8): Discuss.
Age Concern, BewareCare New Zealand dispute erupts into the public domain, over protection of elderly from Caregiver financial grooming and abuse. A growing dispute regarding the effectiveness of advocacy for elderly who are financially abused by their state-funded and private caregivers has erupted into the public domain, with Age Concern scrambling to protect their community … Continue reading →
Age Concern Auckland CEO Kevin Lamb publically responds to BewareCare NZ article, and in doing so, confirms their “state-funded echo-chamber” status.
The original article was here. Age Concern Auckland CEO Kevin Lambs response is below: Straight Talk Elder Abuse something we all must fight It was disappointing to read in the recent opinion article from Stephen Taylor that he thinks Age Concern is a state funded echo chamber that does not take complaints of elder abuse … Continue reading →
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