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    Elder Abuse

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    Elder abuse come in many ugly forms. Abuse forms are compared to one another and labeled with descriptive words that causes different punishments, because society sets the standards of the abuse to how society see it. Should society not see emotional abuse or finical abuse just as wrong as sexual abuse and punish the criminals the same? Just because one action is deemed more severe in society does not mean the abused elder feels the same way. Elder, generally those over 65 that has one kind of impairment that is in need of a caregiver, mistreatment comes in forms such as psychological, finical, physical, sexual abuse and neglect (Anetzberger, 2005). These types of abuse also comes from different types of caregivers. They can be family members,…

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    Elder abuse is an often ignored, undiagnosed, violation of rights that can result in depression and anxiety, as well as physical symptoms ranging from slight injuries to permanent damage or death, and it has been suggested that 10% of the elderly in the United States experience some form of abuse (Dong, 2014). According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is “a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of…

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    Overview Of Elder Abuse

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    Elder abuse is the psychological, physical, financial or sexual mistreatment, of a person aged 65 years or more, as a result of an exploitation of trust between the victim of abuse and the perpetrator.1 This includes intentional or unintentional neglect.1 Risk factors for elder abuse include impaired cognitive function, social isolation and major life transitions such as widowhood.1 The act of abuse incorporates both the acts of commission and omission of care for the elderly, whether…

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    Essay On Elder Abuse

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    The Hidden Problem of Elder Abuse According to the American Psychological Association (n.d), every year, it is estimated that close to 4 million elderly Americans have been subjected to some type of physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse. Many have also been victims of neglect or exploitation by someone they depended on for care. These are just estimates because currently there are no official statistics; the last official report was published in 2005 by the National Center on…

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    Forms Of Elder Abuse

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    exploitation of our elder society continues to reach epidemic proportions. It is a form of elder abuse that often goes under-reported or ignored. We need to educate and train our professionals and concerned citizens. We need to generate new laws and regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of our elders. As of 2013, 44.7 million people were 65 years or older. This amounts to 14.1% of the population, or 1 in 7 Americans. When we think of abuse we often don’t realize that there are many…

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    Elder Abuse Methodology

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    conclude by illustrating the research problem which she is going to address and work to close the gap that was found. Research Problem Elder mistreatment is intentional actions that cause harm or create serious risk of harm to a vulnerable elder by a caregiver or other person who is in a trust relationship to the elder. Elder abuse is an issue that occurs across all levels of the society whether poor and uneducated or wealthy with higher education. As a result, the number of cases of elder…

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    Elder Abuse And The Media

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    In 2015 the media has a large impact on how we see certain groups of people and certain issues. It has the ability to only focus on the negatives of certain issues and to enhance the details in stories to have a larger shock factor which is something that they try to aim from rather than telling to hard truth and showing the things people need to see. The articles that I have chooses are just a small portion of the media showing abuse to the viewers. The first article is about elder abuse and…

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    Caregiving and elder abuse have been discussed as an important issue in most of the studies. Forms of elder abuse have been identified based on the prevalence of elder abuse in the United States which include psychological, emotional, and physical abuse. The reasons of these types of mistreatment are distinct and sometimes unknown. Relatives, friends, caregivers as well as professionals can all be responsible for the abuse of vulnerable elders. Most elder people who experience abuse are unable…

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    The Cause Of Elder Abuse

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    etc. but not very often an elder abuse case is transmitted, and that’s because even though there are more than five million cases per year, only one in fourteen is reported (Elder Abuse Statistics & Facts). On August 25, 2015 a seventy-two-year-old woman was found severely neglected by her caregiver; according to Hayes “the woman had bugs coming out of her mouth and wore a diaper that hadn 't been changed in some time… They described the woman as living among numerous cockroaches, in a house…

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    Elder Abuse Papers

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    As you see yourself, I once saw myself, as you see me now you will be seen”(DFPS). The previous phrase is a slogan or statement that can be seen on many of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Adult Protective Services brochures. Elderly abuse is a major social problem that has been effecting the aging population for many years, but laws to prevent and protect the aging population are fairly recent. The concept of Elder Abuse has not changed, but the format the Adult…

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