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.
Abuse - Inflicting
mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal
Sexual Abuse -
Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind.
Exploitation - Illegal
taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets of a vulnerable
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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