Course Code: REL-PAC-0-EAN
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
Know the definition, causes, and contributing risk factors of elder abuse.
Identify the different forms of elder abuse and the signs and symptoms of each form.
Know how to help prevent abuse and the importance of reporting suspected elder abuse.
1. Definition of elder abuse 2. Causes and contributing risk factors of elder abuse: • History of family violence • Violence is a learned behavior • Mental illness • Alcoholism • Drug addiction • Financial difficulty • Caregiver stress • Lack of proper caregiving skills • Ageism 3. The different forms of elder abuse and the signs and symptoms of each form: • Neglect and self-neglect • Financial exploitation • Emotional/psychological • Physical • Sexual • Abandonment 4. General signs of elder abuse 5. Characteristics of abusers and characteristics of the person being abused 6. What you can do to help: • What to do when an elder confides in you about an abusive situation • Proper training of family caregivers in basic caregiving procedures • Report suspected elder abuse 7. How to report suspected elder abuse
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