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1

What is an Elder identified as?

An elder is someone 65 or older residing in the state of California

2

What is a dependent adult identified as?

A dependent adult is
any person between the ages of 18 and 64, residing in the state of California, who has
physical, or mental, or financial limitations which restrict his or her ability to carry out
normal activities of daily living, ability to protect his or her own rights, and which
threaten the individual's capacity to live an independent life.

3

What is physical abuse for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Physical Abuse: assault, battery, physical restraints, chemical restraints, deprivation
of food/water, sexual assault

4

What is Abandonment for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Abandonment: willful withdrawal of care or support when care or support is needed

5

What is isolation for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Isolation: restricting from social contact by denying access to mail, phone, computer,
friends

6

What is neglect for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Neglect: failure to provide adequate care, food, shelter, basic hygiene or protection
from hazards.

7

What is self neglect for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Neglect also includes self-neglect in which a dependent adult or an
elder can't adequately provide for his or her own needs due to physical or mental
limitations or substance abuse

8

What is Financial abuse for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Financial abuse: Applies to any person who secretes or misappropriates money or
property to any wrongful use or with the intent to defraud.

9

What is abduction for adult/dependent abuse identified as?

Abduction: taking dependent adults or elders out of California or preventing them
from returning to California without their consent or against their will.

10

What is emotional abuse for adult/dependent abuse identified as? And is it a mandated report?

Emotional Abuse: (optional, not mandated, report) Treatment that harms or
endangers the emotional well-being of a dependent adult or an elder

11

For reporting elder abuse outside of a long term care facility what are the reporting guidelines and to who? What is the timeline for a verbal report versus a written report?

If abuse occurred outside long-term care facility it must be reported immediately to law
enforcement or APS (phone or internet). If completed by phone, written report must be
submitted within two business days

12

For reporting elder abuse in a long term care facility for non physical abuse who do you report to and what is the reporting guidelines for verbal and written report?

Non-physical abuse is reported to law enforcement or local ombudsman
immediately (phone or internet). If completed by phone, written report must be
submitted within two business days.

13

For reporting elder abuse in a long term care facility what are the reporting guidelines for physical abuse that resulted in non-serious bodily injury? Who do you report to?

Physical abuse that resulted in non-serious bodily injury is reported to law
enforcement within 24 hours. Written report must be submitted within 24 hours to law
enforcement, local ombudsman, and licensing agency.

14

For reporting elder abuse in a long term care facility what are the reporting guidelines for physical abuse that resulted in bodily injury? Who do you report to?

Physical abuse that resulted in serious bodily injury is reported to law enforcement
immediately (no more than 2 hours may pass). Written reports must be submitted within
2 hours to law enforcement, local ombudsman, and licensing agency

15

For reporting elder abuse in a long term care facility what are the reporting guidelines for physical abuse perpetuated by another resident with an official diagnosis of dementia? Who do you report to?

Physical abuse perpetrated by another resident with an official diagnosis of
dementia must be reported to local ombudsman or law enforcement. Written report
must be submitted within 24 hours.