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1

____ out of 10 people, ages 60 and older are subjected to elder abuse (CDC, 2016).

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2

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day
Objectives:

Identify the six types of elder abuse
Recognize signs of abuse
Provide resources for suspected abuse victims
Identify at risk population and perpetrators

3

The infliction of pain or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts includes (5)

Verbal assaults
Insults
Intimidation
Humiliation
Isolation

4

Abandonment is also known as _____.

desertion

5

Caregiver neglect can include (3)

Failure to provide
ADL's
Medications
Physical, social, or emotional needs

6

Self neglect can include self harm of elderly persons includes (4)

not eating
not going to the doctor for needed care
compulsive hoarding
alcohol/drug abuse

7

“Inflicting, or __________, physical pain or injury on a vulnerable elder, or depriving them of a basic need” (NCEA)

threatening to inflict

8

Use of a _____ force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment” (APA)

physical

9

Physically abusive acts toward the elderly could include: (4)

Hitting, beating, restraining
Force-feeding
Improper medication administration
Withholding essential needs
(Plitnick, 2008)

10

________ abuse in elders is considered any form of non-consensual contact or contact with any elderly person who is not mentally capable of providing consent.

sexual

11

Considered sexual abuse (3)

Physical sex acts
Showing pornographic material
Forcing an elder to undress
(NCPEA, 2008)

12

_____ is a wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
(Oxford Dictionaries, 2017)

fraud

13

______ are intentionally misleading a person for a goal.

scams

14

Specific types of frauds (3)

Medicare/Health insurance scams
Counterfeit prescription drugs
Funeral & cemetery scams
(National Council on Aging, 2016)

15

Types of Signs of abuse

physical
behavioral

16

Physical signs of abuse include unexplained ____ or injury.

weight loss

17

____ signs of abuse include patient's with an unwashed, unkempt appearance.

physical

18

_____ signs of abuse include abnormal behaviors, disinterest in hobbies, and difficulty sleeping.

behavioral

19

Target populations of abuse include (3)

women
distanced from family and friends
not optimally functioning

20

What to do if you suspect elder abuse if they are in immediate danger?

call 911 or the local police to help

21

What to do if you suspect elder abuse if they are not in immediate danger?

call Adult Protective Services Elder Abuse South Carolina hotline at 803-898-2850 for long-term facilities/nursing homes or 803-898-7318 to report domestic or community elder abuse (State Elder Abuse Hotline)

22

Follow _____ protocols for reporting Elder Abuse (State Elder Abuse Hotline).

institutional