Hundreds of older people left behind in hospitals – Elder abuse in Portugal

In Portugal, every year hundreds of elderly people stay in hospitals longer than necessary, because nobody picks them up. The Portuguese Association of Victim Support (APAV) says that more and more elderly are being abandoned and the crisis serves as Continue reading

Merry Christmas… – The Taboo of Elder Abuse

Old Woman in Oporto

For many elderly people throughout Europe this won’t be a merry Christmas. In Portugal, according to data from hospitals of the Oporto Metropolitan Area, 101 elderly people were abandoned in 2012. This figure was collected by three hospitals only. Just Continue reading