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Elder Abuse

 


 

Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.

The specificity of laws varies from state to state, but broadly defined, abuse may be:

  • Physical Abuse - Inflicting, or threatening to inflict, physical pain or injury on a vulnerable elder, or depriving them of a basic need.

  • Emotional Abuse - Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal acts.

  • Sexual Abuse - Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind.

  • Exploitation - Illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets of a vulnerable elder.

  • Neglect - Refusal or failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care or protection for a vulnerable elder.

  • Abandonment - The desertion of a vulnerable elder by anyone who has assumed the responsibility for care or custody of that person.

  • Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic backgrounds and social status and can affect both men and women.

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