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When going out is tantamount to elder abuse

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Ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2020, The Association for the Aged has issued a warning that elder on elder abuse may be triggered by Covid-19. “Elder abuse is defined as ‘a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person,” explains Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam. Tafta shelters up to 2 000 older people in 13 homes in the eThekwini region. Residents who are determined to […]