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What is Family Care Givers Alliance?

Resource for practitioners via assessment tools that determine CG burden (physical, emotional, social/financial/family strain, perception of recipient as provocation, self)

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Intentional actions cause harm or create serious risk of harm (whether or not harm is intended) to vulnerable elder by caregiver or other person who stands in a trust relationship to the elder

Elder Mistreatment

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What is the most common perpetrator of elder abuse?

adult children

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Risk factors of elder abuse

Female
Limited support systems
Restricted independence
Decreased physical, psychological & economic reserves
Stressed CG

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Intentional failure to provide care by CG

Active neglect

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inadequate knowledge or infirmity CG leads to non-willful neglect

passive neglect

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by choice/recipient or diminished capacity/recipient or CG

behavior that threatens one’s own health or safety

Self-neglect

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Check cashing without knowledge
Forged signature on checks
Add name to bank account
Deceit that leads elder to sign document/application
Steal ATM/credit cards

Abuse of conservatorship

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Signs of Elder Abuse at Skilled nursing facility

Unexplained injuries or bruises
Over/under medicated
Dehydration, malnutrition
Pressure sores
Fractures
Living conditions unsanitary
Unexpected death

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exploitation of or inattention to a person's possessions or funds.

Financial abuse

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- theft of cash or personal property, forced contracts, misuse of income or other financial resources

Material abuse

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deprivation of any inalienable right such as voting, assembly, speech, privacy, personal liberty

Violation of rights

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A history of violence in a relationship (particularly between spouses) and outside the family may predict elder abuse.

Intergenerational transmission of violence

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What is a caregiver in a sandwich generation?

Caring for growing children and their aging parents

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What labs are important for detection of abuse?

electrolytes, albumin, drug levels1

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What can patients do to prevent abuse?

Maintain social relationships
Increase social and community contacts
Seek legal advice before signing documents regarding living or financial situations

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Designed for practitioners to:
increase awareness of family caregivers and at-risk populations
help develop a caregiver assessment to use in practice setting

Caregivers Count Too! Toolkit

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What are situational solutions for caregivers?

Ask for help
Find an adult day care program
Stay healthy, utilize stress reduction practices
Seek counseling for depression
Find a support group

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Who do you contact suspect elder abuse?

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Adult Protective Services