elderly abuse

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Learning Issue: Elderly Abuse Student: Michael Holmes The National Center on Elderly Abuse (NCEA); elder maltreatment refers “to any knowing, intentional; or negligent act by a caregiver; or any other person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands have laws that govern the provision of adult protective services (APS) in instances of elder mistreatment. However, the criteria used by individual states can vary. Most state laws include five elements to define elderly abuse. These elements are infliction or pain or injury, infliction of emotional or psychological harm; sexual assault; material or financial exploitation; and neglect. Another important concern regarding elder maltreatment is protecting the elderly who reside in long-term care facilities. The Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Program (LTCOP) is federally mandated in every state, and the federal government conditions funding for elder abuse and neglect programs on the presence of the LTCOP in every state. The purpose of this program is to advocate on behalf of individuals who reside in a long-term care facility and experience some
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