Elder abuse and the pandemic

Q:  I was thinking that elder abuse must be increasing since the pandemic started because people are at home without outside support. What do we do if we think an older adult is being abused or neglected? A: Interestingly, the number of reported cases of elder abuse in Ventura County has decreased since the pandemic [...]

By |2021-04-26T12:50:43-07:00April 21st, 2021|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Information is important when deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Q: I am hesitant about getting the COVID vaccine. Is it really safe? A: Hesitancy about any new medical treatment is understandable and any concerns deserve to be examined. It is important that you get the correct information so you can make an informed decision that you feel confident about. Vaccines provide our community the [...]

By |2021-03-31T16:37:27-07:00April 7th, 2021|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments