A 16-year-old member asked:
What are the different forms that elder abuse can take?
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Geriatrics 25 years experience
Many: Elder abuse can range from financial, to physical, emotional and verbal. Older patients with dementia are at highest risk. Financial abuse of the elderly is very common and unnoticed, and under-reported. Many older people are dependent on others and typically under report abuse. Neglect is another form of elderly abuse that is often not noticed. In any such cases involve adult protective services.
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Geriatrics 34 years experience
Many: Elder abuse includes any abuse that cause physical or enotional harm to the elder. They include direct physical/sexual abuse- hitting, restraining, any form of nonconsensual touching.Other forms are neglect, with- holding food/drink, not addressing medical issues/with -holding meds, financial abuse. Unfortunately not all states require doctors to report and there is no safe haven for seniors.
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Last updated Oct 11, 2016
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