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Preventing Elder Abuse: Helping Keep Residents Safe

Elder abuse is a serious problem in America. Recent studies have shown an increase in abuse over the last decade. Each year between one and two million elderly citizens are victims of abuse and neglect in America. It is widely accepted that this data is incomplete, but the statistics call attention to the seriousness of the problem.

Duration 22 min
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Elder abuse is a serious problem in America. Recent studies have shown an increase in abuse over the last decade. Each year between one and two million elderly citizens are victims of abuse and neglect in America. It is widely accepted that this data is incomplete, but the statistics call attention to the seriousness of the problem.

As mandatory reporters of abuse and suspected abuse, nurses must be familiar with the risk factors that can lead a caregiver to be abusive, the types and signs of elder abuse, what to do if elder abuse is suspected. This course provides the learner with this information.

This program describes the importance of recognizing elder abuse, both assist in the patient's continuing care and to avoid legal implications.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe types and signs of elder abuse.
  • Identify factors that put elders at risk of becoming abused.
  • Identify factors that put caregivers at risk of becoming abusive.
  • Describe the steps that should be taken if elder abuse is suspected.
  • Identify when reporting is necessary and how and where to report suspected abuse.
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 22 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2012
Product Categories
Healthcare, Abuse