Physical abuse of the elderly occurs when a carer harms the individual or places them in danger. A carer may be a family member or someone who is responsible for taking caring of them. The carer may hit, slap, kick, push, burn, or force feed the elderly person and these are all considered to be signs of physical abuse. They may also give the wrong amount or even the wrong medicine to the elderly person. Physical abuse also includes sexual abuse; when someone has sexual contact with an individual without their consent.
Physical abuse can happen in their own home, the carer's home, or a facility, such as a nursing home. The most immediate physical effects include wounds, and injuries (e.g., bruises, dental problems, head injuries, broken
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This kind of mistreatment might deeply affect Jess’ emotional stress and cause further anxiety to how he responds to people and other carers; this type of stress could also contribute to memory loss and other illnesses. The trauma (incident with Val) might lead Jess to believe that he is the reason of Val’s violent reaction and that he is in fault. He might also suffer from severe bruising on his body and especially his head (as he banged his head) which could take quite a long time to heal even with appropriate medication, although if the hit on his head was really severe it could result in brain damage or even death. Disclosing sensitive information like this, might be quite hard for Jess and if he thinks it was his fault then he might not want to share this incident with his loved ones because he might feel that he will be blamed or accused for not understanding or listening to what Val was trying to tell him; therefore the feeling of guilt would stop him from revealing his inner and emotional feelings to anyone.
Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle