Elder Abuse Essay

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  • Elder Abuse

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    Elder abuse is something that happens in every day society. In this paper you will find the history of elder abuse, the different types of abuse, case studies, statistical reports, and what can be done to improve the problem. Some may wonder why elder abuse even exists in a world that is supposed to love others. As people grow up they are taught to be kind and courteous to others, and to love one another. When elder abuse was first discovered in 1975 it was called the “granny battering” (Fulmer,

  • Elder Abuse And The Current Status Of Elder

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    examine elder abuse and its role in our society. The definition of elder abuse and the different types of elder abuse will be examined. Additionally, literature that highlight legislative changes to current elder abuse laws and the origins of those laws will be examined. The paper will also discuss national reports of elder abuse statistics and the current status of elder abuse. Finally, recommendations based upon the information researched will be provided as a guide for the future. Elder abuse is a

  • What Are Elder Abuse?

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    1. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse is an act or a lack of action that results in harm, physical pain, impairement or loss in an older person. Abuse can take many forms such as withholding food, water, care, medication and shelter, isolating and restraining the elderly without medical reasons, it can also be intentional or unintentional neglect. 2. What are the recognized types of elder abuse? a. Physical abuse – use of intentional force that cause pain, injury or impairement in the elderly. It

  • Elder Abuse

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    Problem – Elder Abuse in our country is growing in America. All people have the right to live their lives without abuse, neglects, and being exploitations. It should not matter how old we are everyone has value. The 2004 Survey of State Adult Protective Services, found the following: that a 19.7 percent increase from 2000 – 2004 in the combined total of reports of elder and vulnerable adult abuse and there was a 15.6 percent increase from 2000 – 2004 in substantiated cases; and the abuse occurred

  • The Consequences Of Elder Abuse

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    Psychiatrists are obliged to report when elder abuse is suspected or identified. Failure to report is a lapse not only in ethical obligations but also has legal implications (1). APS is the single, dedicated, authorized victim services system for elder abuse. It exists in every community in the U.S, operating under state laws. APS receive reports of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people, and in most states, of younger adults with severe disabilities (3). Although older adults

  • Signs Of Elder Abuse

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    Elder abuse is a topic that impacts several Canadians at some point in time in their life. Elder abuse is defined as harm done to an older person by someone in a special relationship to the older person. (http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org/elder_abuse_-_introduction.php) There are many different types of abuse such as physical, emotional, financial and sexual. In Bowmansville Ontario, elder abuse is taken very seriously. There are many steps being taken in order to lessen or eliminate the abuses

  • Elder Abuse And Child Abuse

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    that our understanding of elder abuse lies decades behind that of child abuse. Edwin Walker states that, "in the field of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, we are 40 years behind that of Child Protective Services" (Npt, 2017). Also, elder abuse is underreported. Apparently, it is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim and that “there are over five million elder abuse victims in the U.S, which is more than the combined total of child abuse victims and domestic violence

  • The Signs Of Elder Abuse

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    years, elder people are being abused, mistreated, and exploited. These victims are people who are of age, weak, and hopeless who cannot defend themselves. Men and women are abuse by their caregivers, family, friends and etc. Elder abuse refer to any know mistreatment or negligent by any person that is causing harm or a serious risk of maltreatment to a hopeless adult. Elder abuse can take numerous forms such as emotional, physical, financial, neglect, sexual and etc. What are the signs of elder abuse

  • Consequences Of Elder Abuse

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    Elder abuse is a rarely talked about, yet growing, situation throughout the United States with many impactful health and public consequences. No matter a person’s race, culture, social class, religion, physical addition, or sexual orientation, abuse is a tragedy that can impact anyone even elder adults. Until the judicial system, health care professionals, family members, and other community members ban together to handle and help prevent this situation from occurring, elder abuse will continue to

  • Elder abuse Essay

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    Elders in the United States should not have to go through situations of abuse like the one Mildred Mortenson suffered. However, this type of situations happen more often than they should and sadly, there is not enough being done to prevent it. Elder abuse should be recognized as an increasing and very serious problem in our society. As elders grow more physically frail and begin to depend on others to meet their basic needs, they tend to become vulnerable to intentional abuse and neglect within