What is the definition of elderly abuse?

Answer 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 »

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What is elderly abuse?

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 »

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 »

How to Prevent Elderly Abuse?

Although it's something that people often don't think about, elder abuse actually affects many thousands of people each year. The phenomenon of elder abuse can take many forms, and all of them are ... 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 »