What is elderly abuse?

Answer The National Center on Elder Abuse notes that while it does not know exactly what causes elder abuse problems and why the problems are spreading, being informed about the issue lets people know the... Read More »

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Self Abuse & Neglect in the Elderly?

Self-abuse or self-neglect of an elderly person may occur in a variety of circumstances. The elder may intentionally hurt himrself, or the person may simply fail to care adequately for daily needs.... Read More »

What is the definition of elderly abuse?

Elderly abuse usually takes place by someone taking care of an elderly person. It could be the older person's child or spouse, a nurse or nurse's aide in a nursing home or a caregiver hired to take... Read More »

Why does elderly abuse happen?

For every one case of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect reported, five more cases go unreported, according to a 1998 study by the National Center for Elder Abuse, the National Cent... Read More »

Elderly Abuse Rights?

According to the American Psychological Association, every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of some form of abuse. These abuses often go unreported, as victims feel helples... Read More »