Signs of Elder Abuse

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Signs of Elder Abuse:

Signs of Elder Abuse Every year, tens of thousands of elderly Americans are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in  facilities responsible for their care.

Physical Abuse:

Physical Abuse Any non-accidental use of force against an elder

Emotional Abuse:

Emotional Abuse In emotional or psychological senior abuse, people speak to treat elderly persons in way that cause emotional pain or distress

Sexual Abuse:

Sexual Abuse Is contact with an elderly person without the elder’s consent.

Neglect or Abandonment:

Neglect or Abandonment Failure to fulfill a caretaking obligation

Financial Exploitation:

Financial Exploitation Involves unauthorized use of an elderly person’s funds or property, either by caregiver or outside scam

Healthcare Fraud & Abuse:

Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Carried out by unethical doctors, nurses, hospital personnel, and other professional care providers

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Every five seconds, an elderly person is abused. California accounts for 10.6% of all elder abuse cases in the U.S. Alaska has the fewest number of cases in the U.S. at approximately 8,900 cases per year. There are nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse every year! http://www.eadaily.com/15/elder-abuse-statistics/

If you or someone you know is in a life threatening situation or immediate danger, contact 911 or the local police or sheriff. To report suspected abuse in a nursing home or long‐term care facility, contact your state specific agency. To find the listing, visit the Long‐Term Care Ombudsman website: http://www.ltcombudsman.org/om budsman  :

If you or someone you know is in a life threatening situation or immediate danger, contact 911 or the local police or sheriff. To report suspected abuse in a nursing home or long‐term care facility, contact your state specific agency. To find the listing, visit the Long‐Term Care Ombudsman website: http://www.ltcombudsman.org/om budsman What Should I Do if I Suspect Elder Abuse? Report Your Concerns. Remember: Most cases of elder abuse go undetected. Don’t assume that someone has already reported a suspicious situation.

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Information gathered from the following websites: h elpguide.org www.ncea.aoa.gov www.eadaily.com/15/elder-abuse-statistics/ Allison Krauss “When You Say Nothing At All” Intro to the Soc Of Aging SOC 440-102 PSA by Onua Goan images were found from G oogle searches

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