Help We Have Let The Elderly And Disabled Down

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (7 posts)
  1. profile image0
    mdawson17posted 9 years ago

    I am an advocate and today I was working on a very disturbing case. In this case an assisted living center (that houses 30 disabled and elderly clients 30% of them were reffered and paid by the state of Texas protective services)was accused of starving, abusing, and exploytation of these clients. When I called the state services I informed them of the validated abuse. I further asked them if they knew that the very liscenced home that they contracted with was abusing the very clients they were reffering to the provider. I was told yes they knew the provider was in neglect however their dilima was either place them in that home or put the clien on the street!

    I had a problem with this because the very agency that was established to protect this population was and is openly subjecting their clients to this enviroment of abuse!

    My question is how do we put a stop to politicians alowing our state offices the authority to subject this population to abuse?

    1. ledefensetech profile image69
      ledefensetechposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You cannot.  The state can only gain funds by taking it from taxpayers.  Thus there will always be a shortage of funds.  Unless the state takes total control, yet any time we've seen that happen, the consequences have been catastrophic.  State agencies by their very nature fail to accomplish the ends they have been set up to address.  You've seen that in the elderly population in Texas, I've seen it with kids suffering from mental illness in Missouri.

      1. profile image0
        mdawson17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I can pnly commend a fellow humanitarian for thier acts and ecpressions of kindness! And can trully hope that through those of us who give unconditionally will soon see a change not from the goverment however through the private sector!

  2. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    Good question. Let me know when you find an answer. When my Mom hit her 80's and her Alzheimer's was well on its way, I took her into my home. She thrived there for many years. My sister then took her and placed her into a nursing home near where she lived. My Mom died within a year. And that was a nursing home with a very good reputation.

  3. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    The only real solution to this is extended family. Government won't help you.

    1. profile image0
      mdawson17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are very right Misha There is no soultions is with in the Goverment!

  4. auntiebree profile image60
    auntiebreeposted 9 years ago

    I got one for you.  I am a disabled LPN.  I was making twenty dollars an hour when I became disabled.  So I get medicare, my prescrition coverage wants me to spend 4,500 before they pay for meds.  Its called the donut hole.  I apply for medicaid.  I get it, medicad pays a percentage of my medicare insurance, cool right?
         Now medicaid is taking me off because once they paid their percent, that puts my benefits over the limit.
         Is this F#@^$#& or what?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)