Results 1 to 4 of 4
What is elder abuse?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    cernahome12 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Default What is elder abuse?

    Cases of abuse against older people regularly come to light and many instances of abuse may also go unreported. Abuse can occur in a person’s own home or whilst they are receiving a service, for example in a hospital or care home.The abuse may be perpetrated by a friend, family member or a stranger, or it might be by a professional in the course of their work with an older person.

  2. #2
    JudyAtienza is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012


    Elder abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to an elderly person or puts a helpless older person at risk of harm. This includes

    Physical, sexual and emotional abuse
    Neglecting or deserting an older person you are responsible for
    Taking or misusing an elderly person's money or property
    Elder abuse can happen within the family. It can also happen in settings such as hospitals or nursing homes or in the community. Elder abuse is a serious problem in this country. All 50 states have laws against elder abuse. The laws differ, but all states have systems for reporting suspected abuse.

  3. #3
    ready4help is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013


    Elder abuse is also called "senior abuse," is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress or neglecting to an older person

  4. #4
    joecross is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Los Angeles, CA


    Caring for a non-well older adult suffering from a mental or physical impairment is highly stressful. Individuals who do not have the requisite skills, information, resources, etc. and who are otherwise ill-prepared for the care giving role may experience extreme stress and frustration. This may lead to elder abuse and/or neglect.

    Best Dermatologist in New York Dermatologists in New York City

Similar Threads

  1. Sermon of an Elder Catfish
    By cabbage in forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-25-2009, 05:15 AM
  2. observations of an elder
    By ziggy in forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2008, 11:01 AM
  3. More abuse
    By A M L [Manchester England] in forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-27-2007, 03:48 PM
  4. The Right Cure For Ailing Elder Care?
    By Hi_Therre in forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-20-2007, 01:16 AM
  5. Hey Elder!
    By SteveH in forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-09-2006, 08:34 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28