Understanding Abuse and Neglect Self-Paced

Green Clock Hours: 0.75

It is nearly impossible to estimate the exact prevalence of elder abuse in the U.S. However, the U.S. Department of Justice (n.d.) estimates that at least 10% of older adults experience abuse every year.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of these cases go unreported because older adults are fearful, embarrassed, isolated, dependent on the abuser, or incapable of reporting. Therefore, it is up to others, especially healthcare workers, to recognize and report situations that indicate abuse.

The goal of this course is to provide direct care workers in post-acute settings with guidance for recognizing, reporting, and preventing abuse.

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, the content in this course is sourced from Appendix PP Guidance to Long Term Care Surveyors published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS (2017). While these regulations are specific to long-term care facilities, they do represent best practices that can be used for all care settings. However, each state has their own regulations pertaining to abuse, so it is important for to be familiar with your state's specific regulations as well. Additionally, always be sure to follow your organization's policies and procedures related to abuse.



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It is nearly impossible to estimate the exact prevalence of elder abuse in the U.S. However, the U.S. Department of Justice (n.d.) estimates that at least 10% of older adults experience abuse every year.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of these cases go unreported because older adults are fearful, embarrassed, isolated, dependent on the abuser, or incapable of reporting. Therefore, it is up to others, especially healthcare workers, to recognize and report situations that indicate abuse.

The goal of this course is to provide direct care workers in post-acute settings with guidance for recognizing, reporting, and preventing abuse.

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, the content in this course is sourced from Appendix PP Guidance to Long Term Care Surveyors published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS (2017). While these regulations are specific to long-term care facilities, they do represent best practices that can be used for all care settings. However, each state has their own regulations pertaining to abuse, so it is important for to be familiar with your state's specific regulations as well. Additionally, always be sure to follow your organization's policies and procedures related to abuse.



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