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How common is elder abuse at assisted living facilities?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Can occur at anytime

It is reportable case.
The facility administrator must be notified to the family member(s) or legal guardian as mandatory measures and, local police, and local county adult protective service if necessary. It could be related to employee, friends, strangers or family member(s). You will find on the state website about the incident of elder abuse in that facility.

In brief: Can occur at anytime

It is reportable case.
The facility administrator must be notified to the family member(s) or legal guardian as mandatory measures and, local police, and local county adult protective service if necessary. It could be related to employee, friends, strangers or family member(s). You will find on the state website about the incident of elder abuse in that facility.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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