Joy Melton is featured discussing issues of older adult abuse and exploitation in Tom Gillem’s article “Broken Trust” in the May/June issue of Interpreter Magazine. Patterns of older adult abuse are described, along with strategies for protecting older adults and their families. Joy shared one tip for church business administrators to watch for changes in a senior’s giving habits, which could indicate the person’s funds are being diverted by a caregiver. Joy’s latest book, Safe Sanctuaries: The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults, has resulted in a heavy demand for her expertise at conferences and seminars nationwide. She also consults with individual churches and nonprofits on their specific strategic needs. Congratulations to Joy for continuing this important work!
Hindson & Melton LLC May 8, 2013