Flashcards in Elder Abuse Power Point Deck (22)
____ out of 10 people, ages 60 and older are subjected to elder abuse (CDC, 2016).
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day
Identify the six types of elder abuse
Recognize signs of abuse
Provide resources for suspected abuse victims
Identify at risk population and perpetrators
The infliction of pain or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts includes (5)
Abandonment is also known as _____.
Caregiver neglect can include (3)
Failure to provide
Physical, social, or emotional needs
Self neglect can include self harm of elderly persons includes (4)
not going to the doctor for needed care
“Inflicting, or __________, physical pain or injury on a vulnerable elder, or depriving them of a basic need” (NCEA)
threatening to inflict
Use of a _____ force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment” (APA)
Physically abusive acts toward the elderly could include: (4)
Hitting, beating, restraining
Improper medication administration
Withholding essential needs
________ 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.
Considered sexual abuse (3)
Physical sex acts
Showing pornographic material
Forcing an elder to undress
_____ is a wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
(Oxford Dictionaries, 2017)
______ are intentionally misleading a person for a goal.
Specific types of frauds (3)
Medicare/Health insurance scams
Counterfeit prescription drugs
Funeral & cemetery scams
(National Council on Aging, 2016)
Types of Signs of abuse
Physical signs of abuse include unexplained ____ or injury.
____ signs of abuse include patient's with an unwashed, unkempt appearance.
_____ signs of abuse include abnormal behaviors, disinterest in hobbies, and difficulty sleeping.
Target populations of abuse include (3)
distanced from family and friends
not optimally functioning
What to do if you suspect elder abuse if they are in immediate danger?
call 911 or the local police to help
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)