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ELDER ABUSE

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tomi1's version from 2017-02-10 11:11

Section 1

Question Answer
define elder abuserepeated act in a relationship of trust that causes harm or distress to elder
prevelance of elder abuse4% elderly (350,000)
levels of elder abuse reported1/5th (65,000)
where abuse takes placeshome or care home
who abuses eldercarer,family,spouse
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Section 2

Question Answer
types of abuseneglect (11/100), financial (7), psychological (4), phsyical (2), sexual (2)
who gets abused and what typewomen X4 - neglect men=financial
RF for abusedepression->80yr-physical disability-cognitive impairment-multiple co-morbidities- small social network
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Section 3

Question Answer
define neglectfailure to need basic needs in terms of clothing, shelter, supervision, medical or health care
define financial abusetaking money, property, coercing into POA, forging a signature
define psychological abuseverbal abuse, threatening to abandon them, not allowed to see friends, blaming them for problems
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Section 4

Question Answer
signs of abuse unkempt- refused POC-poor medication compliance-isolation- dehydration-wx loss-poor hygiene
addressing abuseinformation gather, escalate, document
information gathering if suspect abusecollateral hx-contact abuser, contact social worker, contact adult safeguarding
escalation if suspect abuseadmit patient to hospital/place of safety, arrange safeguarding meeting, court of protection order for guardianship of patient
documentation datix form =adverse incident form
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