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Concerned about Elder Abuse? How a Private Investigator Can Help

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Placing your elderly parent or loved one in the care of another can be a difficult but necessary decision to make, especially with cases of elder abuse on the rise. Entrusting someone to take care of mom or dad, and then recognizing potential signs of abuse can be a nightmare for any adult child to endure. Your elderly family members have the right to live in a safe and clean environment, where they are treated with dignity and respect, whether it’s under the care of a facility or a single caregiver at home. If you suspect something may be happening and are concerned about elder abuse, a private investigator can help you get the answers you need, fast. Here’s how we can help you understand what’s really going with your loved one.

Background Checks

Hiring someone who you can rely on to take good care of your ageing parent is a big deal. And when it comes to hiring a caregiver or assessing a nursing home facility, it can be hard to really know what to expect beyond face value. That’s where a background check can help. Background checks can be beneficial when it comes to making important and informed decisions, especially when it involves the care of a loved one. Our agency can perform pre-employment screening, a criminal record check (with consent), employment history, and more. This can disclose any potential red flags before leaving anyone alone with your parent.


Our highly skilled and experienced private investigators can provide tailored services for whatever you need. If you are concerned about elder abuse, a private investigator can help you get to the bottom of what’s really going on.  We will discreetly monitor their activity to ensure that your caregiver is providing the level of service and care that you expect.

GPS Tracking

If you want to ascertain the activities of your loved one and caregiver throughout the day, another compelling and discreet option to consider is GPS tracking. These sturdy little devices are legal and can allow you to monitor the activity of your loved one and caregiver when using the vehicle with their consent. These are useful for real-time tracking and can provide information regarding a variety of factors such as specific locations, mishandling and speeding.

We believe that when you hire someone to care for your elderly family member, they should be thoroughly screened and vetted for before you entrust them with your parent’s safety and well-being. Every elderly member of our community deserves to be treated with integrity and respect. When you need clarity regarding your elder abuse concerns, a private investigator can help. Contact us at The Smith Investigation Agency today to learn more about how we can assist you in getting the answers you need.

About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Whitney Joy Smith is a prominent figure in the field of private investigation and security, serving as the founder and CEO of The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., Smith Security Inc., and Training Centre Canada, as well as a sitting politician.

With a remarkable journey that began in the early 2000s, Whitney's professional background as a private investigator is underscored by her unwavering dedication to the role. Born in Canada and having spent her early years between Canada and the United States, Whitney possesses a unique perspective shaped by her experiences in both countries. This background equips her with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of private investigative laws, regulations, and operational standards in North America.

Throughout her career, Whitney has garnered numerous industry awards and accolades. She takes great pride in working closely with her continually expanding agency, striving to elevate industry standards, maintain compliance, and effectively meet the diverse investigative needs of clients.

Whitney actively engages in various membership, committee, board and support roles, demonstrating her commitment to the industry and professional community. She is affiliated with all local chambers, associations and more.

Whitney's wealth of experience is not limited to her professional achievements; her thought-provoking articles have been featured in publications ranging from Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and Mens Health to Business News Daily. She constantly seeks to redefine standards and push the boundaries of excellence within the private investigative and security fields.

To discover more about Whitney Joy Smith and the dedicated team at The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., visit our website to learn more.

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