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    cernahome12 is offline Member
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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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