Elder Abuse and Neglect - HelpGuide.org - abuse of the older adults

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Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults | HealthLinkBC File 93a abuse of the older adults


Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person's home, a family member's house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home.

Elder abuse is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any . Elder abuse can destroy an elderly person's quality of life in the forms of: Declining functional abilities; Increased dependency, sense of helplessness.

Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care. Elder abuse tends to take place where the senior lives: where their abusers are.