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Why Does Elder Abuse Happen
It is hard to know: It is hard to know in every situation why this occurs. Sometimes there is a long pattern of domestic violence in the relationship, caregiver personal problems also increase the risk as does social isolation. The more in recent term is "elder mistreatment" which includes physical abuse, and also neglect as well as financial, emotional, and sexual abuse. If you suspect this is occuring report it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elder abuse is a situation in which an elderly person has been mistreated emotionally, physically, financially, or otherwise harmed or endangered. Elderly persons may be dependent on others for care, be frail, or have some dementia, so they are vulnerable to being mistreated by ...Read more
What if I suspect and report elder abuse in a home and they prove it is not? What happens to us then? More abuse or move out?
IF: If you suspect elder abuse you have both a moral, as well as a potentially legal, responsibility to have it investigated and dealt with where appropriate. If there was in fact abuse, would you want you or your family members in such a place? Stop worrying about theoretical consequences and do the right thing. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact local APS: If you have any supicious about elder abuse, please contact to local county senior service and ask for adult protective services (aps) they will tell you what to do and they will do their own job to investigate for possible elder abuse. You can report by anonymous so that it will be protected and not share info to the client and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elder Abuse: Elder abuse is “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” people of trust, such as adult children, grandchildren and other known caregivers can take advantage of the declining mental and physical capacity of an elder. Emotional abuse is inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on a senior person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. Humiliating, intimidating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Elder abuse is considered any behavior, act or lack thereof, that is not in the best interests of an elderly individual. It may be more subtle than physical abuse. It is often financially motivated such as not using their social security money for their benefit or not feeding them properly. ...Read more
Elder Abuse: The exact answer is difficult to determine. First, reports of abuse are investigated by various agencies and entities. Second, a smaller proportion of the reports are found to be substantiated. Third, there are too many variables in the definition of abuse. Fourth, the various agencies do not necessarily collaborate potentially creating duplicate reports. Physical abuse is the most commonly report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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