Minakshi Banger, a resident of Chandigarh, is a student of English Honours. Her career vision is to provide affordable education to the marginalized communities in India. Writing is her passion as it gives her power to bring changes in human ideology.
“Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.” Abuse changes your life…Fight Back and change the life of your abusers by Breaking Your Silence on Abuse!Defining “neglect” has been much more difficult, primarily because of the numerous forms that neglect can take, and how much the facts vary from one situation to the next. Generally speaking, though, neglect is defined as any failure by a caregiver – whether it is hired staff or even a family member – to fulfill the obligations related to the older person‘s care.In case of Insane asylums, Isolation was the preferred treatment for mental illness beginning in medieval times, so it‘s no surprise that insane asylums became widespread by the 17th century. These institutions were “places where people with mental disorders could be placed, allegedly for treatment, but also often to remove them from the view of their families and communities. At the time, the medical community often treated mental illness with physical methods. This is why brutal tactics like ice water baths and restraint were often used.But when it comes to care homes, it is the need of the hour to give them love and care. But still the issue of disparagement of elders pervades. The callous neglect of older people in nursing homes is a national scandal, but it is the predictable result of the long-term neglect of the care sector, compounded by the cuts to local authorities. It used to be said that the test of a civilized society is how well it cares for its most vulnerable. The situation is a tragic reminder of the effects of decades of neglect of social care. The need for change to the care home model has never been more pressing.While all children in an orphanage have experienced neglect and even abuse of different kinds, if only due to poor adult to child ratios, others experience more severe forms. This neglect can result in extreme malnourishment, extremely low muscle tone, and extremely delayed development. Neglect from having even the most basic of needs met can cause physical problems such as feeding issues, skin injuries, and bone loss in the case of extreme malnourishment. The long-term effects of extreme neglect may never be completely overcome, even in the best permanent family.This abuse could take the form of emotionally damaging words, physical hitting and beating, being tied into beds, and sexual abuse by either caregivers or by other children. These are not things parents want to think about, but it happens all too often. There is need to bring change in the working parameters and structure of treatment. First, greater transparency is needed on the in residential and nursing homes; the numbers should be reported at least once a week in the government‘s daily briefings. Second, any clusters of deaths should be highlighted, whether in an individual home or chain of homes, with the reasons explained and a record of the action taken.