elders

Xavier J. Peg

Verizon Suspends Customer’s Service On Her 84th Birthday

It might be hard to remember, but before Facebook existed, people would call each other on the phone to wish them a happy birthday. A woman who lives near Boston and was turning 84 waited for friends and family to call her, but the calls never came. [More]

98-Year-Old Traveler Says Airline Rolled Her Into Baggage Claim, Forgot About Her

98-Year-Old Traveler Says Airline Rolled Her Into Baggage Claim, Forgot About Her

Every year, a 98-year-old woman who lives in Spain flies to Texas to visit her daughter. She took American Airlines this year, and everything went well until she arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth airport, where she was supposed to be met by an attendant. A miscommunication meant that instead, she was left in the baggage claim, strapped to a wheelchair and unable to find anyone to help her. [More]

https://consumerist.com/2007/10/18/stories-of-elder-abuse-in/

“Stories of elder abuse in long-term care facilities usually involve rogue staff. So you may be surprised to learn that the vast majority of violent assaults in nursing homes involve one resident attacking another.” [CBC Marketplace]