• Prevention
  • We strongly urge you to continue to educate yourself about the problem of elder abuse, share what you learn with others, report concerns, get involved in community prevention efforts, and make a long term commitment to reach out to those who are vulnerable. (docplayer.net)
  • In Kentucky, advocates of elder abuse prevention have encouraged individuals to wear purple to show their commitment to protecting older citizens and spreading the awareness message. (ky.gov)
  • Earlier this month, representatives from the LCCEAAs gathered in Frankfort for a recognition luncheon and information session on elder abuse prevention. (ky.gov)
  • Health
  • 2 The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource for elder rights advocates, adult protective services professionals, law enforcement and legal professionals, medical and mental health providers, public policy leaders, researchers, and concerned citizens. (docplayer.net)
  • Professor Sir Roy Meadow was the first professional to use the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy in a paper published by The Lancet in 1977, titled The Hinterlands of Child Abuse, which he wrote whilst working for the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • call
  • If you believe an elderly person is being abused, neglected or exploited, call (800) 752-6200, the state's abuse hotline. (ky.gov)
  • themselves
  • From the above statement, it is clear that Meadow actually stated that, because he and his colleagues could not understand how the mother had persuaded the small child to ingest large amounts of salt, they had force-fed the child with salt themselves to see if it could be done! (medicalkidnap.com)
  • Administration
  • Keeping seniors safe is a priority of this administration, and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day demonstrates that no matter where we live, we can all play a part in protecting our seniors," CHFS Secretary Janie Miller said. (ky.gov)
  • case
  • From the onset, the paper was deemed problematic because the second case study Meadow used as evidence of MSBP-type abuse described a child presenting with excessive sodium (salt) in the blood. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • time
  • As there is no clear indication within the paper as to the time factor between Meadow and his team feeding the child the excess salt and his subsequent death, it is difficult to determine if the excess salt given was the possible cause. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • local
  • CHFS provides administrative support to the state's network of Local Coordinating Councils on Elder Abuse (LCCEAs) that cover 110 counties. (ky.gov)
  • LCCEAs provide elder abuse education and outreach at the local and regional levels depending on the needs of the communities. (ky.gov)
  • levels
  • If the child had an underlying condition causing raised levels of sodium, it may not have been the mother that caused the child to die but Meadow and his colleagues feeding the child extra salt that ultimately led to his death. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • anyone
  • Elder abuse is a crime that can touch anyone. (docplayer.net)
  • Sexual abuse Sexual contact that is forced, tricked, threatened, or otherwise coerced upon another person, including anyone who is unable to grant consent. (docplayer.net)
  • LCCEA membership is free and open to anyone interested in working to prevent elder abuse in their community. (ky.gov)