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Safety Planning for Older Persons

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

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Prevention of Elderly Abuse of Older Adults in Institutions

Prevention of Elderly Abuse of Older Adults in Institutions There are two levels of responsibility for preventing abuse. At the first level, the institution has a responsibility to ensure that there are ways and means in place that reduce the risk of abuse to the older adult. An institution can do this by employing the following methods: Develop a mission ... Read More »

How Widespread Is the Problem of Elderly Abuse?

How Widespread Is the Problem of Elderly Abuse? In 1994-95, more than five percent of adults older than 65 were living in institutions (Statistics Canada) It is very difficult to estimate how much abuse actually goes on in institutions that are caring for older adults. The three identified studies that focus on the topic of abuse were all survey studies. ... Read More »

Signs of Elderly Abuse

Signs of Elderly Abuse Since elder abuse can take many forms, it can be very difficult to recognize it so we have learn to recognize the signs of abuse and the individuals involved in elder abuse being both the abused and the abusers. You may suspect that an elderly person you know is being harmed physically or emotionally by a ... Read More »

Types of Elderly Abuse

Types of Elderly Abuse Elderly abuse is the use of power and control by one individual to affect the well-being and status of another, older, individual. Elder abuse tends to take place where the senior lives: most often in the home where abusers are apt to be adult children; other family members such as grandchildren; or spouses/partners of elders. Institutional ... Read More »

Who is an Abuser of the Elderly

Who is an Abuser of the Elderly Elderly abuse is when the aggressor/abuser wants to intimidate, isolate, dominate or control another human being. Older adults affected by abuse often know and trust the person mistreating them. Elder abuse often occurs because of the abuser’s power and control over an older person. In some situations, the abuse may also result from ... Read More »

Who is a Victim of Elderly Abuse

Who is a Victim of Elderly Abuse Groups most at risk for elder abuse include: Confused, disoriented, or mentally impaired Older women are most commonly reported. Older men may be just as much or even more at risk but are less frequently reported Physically frail or disabled The higher the age, the greater the risk Those who live with a ... Read More »

Elderly Abuse – Definition

Elderly Abuse – Definition Every year, tens of thousands of elderly Americans are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. There are many definitions that try to explain this terrorist act towards the elderly. Some of the definitions are: Any action by someone in a relationship of trust that results in ... Read More »