PP9ElderAbuse09.ppt

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Elder Abuse Not Widely Recognized as Problem Until Late 1980s Physical and sexual abuse h Emotional or psychological abuse Ignoring Insults and threats Treating the older person like a child Isolating the person from family, friends, and regular activities h Financial or material exploitation the illegal or improper use of an elder's funds, property, or assets. coercing or deceiving an older person into signing any document scams perpetrated by sales people for health-related services, mortgage companies, and financial managers.
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Mandated Reporting in All States Physicians h Nurses h Home health care workers h Nursing home employees h Social services h Religious officials Elderly more likely to go to be in contact with religious leaders
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Elder Abuse Far more likely to occur in family than in institutional setting (90%) h 2/3 of all family incidents are between husbands and wives Though females are more apt to be caregivers, males are more likely to be abusers h 1/3 are between adult children and their
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Unformatted text preview: parents Elders Are not minors, can make their own decisions h Are reluctant to report or acknowledge abuse Fear of further abuse Fear of losing their home and social connections Fear of being put in a home Fear of being alone Elder Neglect Passive neglect (more common) Ignoring Leaving alone Isolating Forgetting about h Active neglect conscious withholding Companionship Mmedication Food Exercise Assistance with daily needs Caregiver Stress Is Risk Factor for Elder Abuse and Neglect Caregiver stress/burden of care h Demands of children h Inadequate coping skills h Emotional problems h Loss of employment or decreased hours/salary h Other stresses Services Relieve caregiver burden Emotional support Home health and housekeeping services Respite care Day care h Adult protective services h Alternative living situations (assisted living, etc.)...
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