31 December 2015

A Neighbor Saves Her Elderly Friend

Elder Abuse: A Neighbor Saves Her Elderly Friend
For every 24 cases of elder abuse, only one is reported. One woman has no regrets about going to authorities with her concerns about her neighbor's well-being.

Nancy Oatts had a friendly relationship with her neighbor Miss D (Oatts requested that "Miss D" would be used to protect her neighbor's identity.) Miss D had a level of dementia. She lived by herself so Oatts would sometimes visit her and share a beer. One day, Oatts began to notice something wasn't right.

"She was looking neglected. She was very scared and didn't want to let you leave her once she got a hold of you," Oatts said.

Miss D was also carrying around all of her money because she didn't trust her family.

- See more at: http://www.wfuv.org/content/elder-abuse-neighbor-saves-her-elderly-friend

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