Elder abuse | Nursing homework help
1. Physical Abuse: Intentional use of physical force resulting in or likely to result in bodily injury, pain, or impairment.
2. Sexual Abuse: Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an elder person.
3. Emotional/Psychological Abuse: Verbal or other nonverbal conduct that inflict emotional anguish, mental anguish or fear in an older adult.
4. Neglect: The willful deprivation of necessary care by a responsible party such as a caregiver or family member who has assumed the responsibility for taking care of the elderly individual’s needs and well-being but fails to do so successfully due to their own negligence, apathy, ignorance and/or unwillingness to provide proper aid and assistance when requested by the elderly individual for whatever reason(s).
5 Financial/Material Exploitation: Illegal or improper acts by someone in a position of trust which involves the misuse, misappropriation and/or unauthorized taking of funds, property (including electronic funds transfer) from an older adult either directly or indirectly through deception; fraud; intimidation; manipulation; pressure tactics; threats against individuals’ rights etc..
6 Abandonment: Desertion without provision for responsibility towards another person who is dependent upon that person either physically or financially especially when it affects a vulnerable elder individual’s security and safety needs at home includes leaving an aged dependent alone in a public place intentionally not providing for basic needs medically socially emotionally spiritually economically including failing to ensure proper housing nutrition clothing health services leisure activities communication transportation education spiritual practices etc..
7 SelfNeglect: An act wherein an elderly individual refuses help from others yet disregards their own health safety wellbeing at risk thereby endangering themselves willfully due primarily to psychological depression substance abuse hoarding dementia Alzheimer’s disease aging issues financial instability isolation lack of knowledge re resources.