Abuse and neglect of the elderly has drawn increased attention in recent years elder abuse is defined as sustained physical or mental abuse of an…

Try: Abuse and neglect of the elderly has drawn increased attention in recent years elder abuse is defined as sustained physical or mental abuse of an older individual abuse can be either physical or mental physical abuse is conduct that results in a physical injury it can be active such as beating the cr or passive which would be neglect or withholding food from the cr mental abuse can take many forms it can include shouting or yelling at the cr mental abuse is often done to coerce the Care recipient (cr) into doing something that the caregiver wants for example the cr may be put under undue pressure to make a financial decision that will benefit the caregiver one common form of mental abuse is to threaten the cr with institutionalization if he or she does not agree to the caregiver’s demands information references

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

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Keywords: Abuse

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