Elder Abuse is Everyone’s Problem
Too often, we hear of stories in the news about an elderly person who is abused by a loved one or caretaker. We most often think of elder abuse as physical injury, but it can also include emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and exploitation. The problem is widespread but often goes unreported. Moreover, as our society ages, authorities expect to see the number of elder abuse cases increase.
Trauma nurse practitioner Jane Ann Sullivan, D.NP says studies show that most elder abusers are family members—usually adult children or spouses. However, abuse can occur in institutional settings as well. In fact, one nursing home study reported that nearly half of residents said they had been abused and nearly all said they had been neglected or seen another resident neglected.
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