Flashcards in Abuse/ Burnout Deck (19):
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)
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
What is the most common perpetrator of elder abuse?
Risk factors of elder abuse
Limited support systems
Decreased physical, psychological & economic reserves
Intentional failure to provide care by CG
inadequate knowledge or infirmity CG leads to non-willful neglect
by choice/recipient or diminished capacity/recipient or CG
behavior that threatens one’s own health or safety
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
Signs of Elder Abuse at Skilled nursing facility
Unexplained injuries or bruises
Living conditions unsanitary
exploitation of or inattention to a person's possessions or funds.
- theft of cash or personal property, forced contracts, misuse of income or other financial resources
deprivation of any inalienable right such as voting, assembly, speech, privacy, personal liberty
Violation of rights
A history of violence in a relationship (particularly between spouses) and outside the family may predict elder abuse.
Intergenerational transmission of violence
What is a caregiver in a sandwich generation?
Caring for growing children and their aging parents
What labs are important for detection of abuse?
electrolytes, albumin, drug levels1
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
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
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