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Mistreatment of Elderly People.

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Published by Sage Pubns. .
Written in English


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This updated edition presents a comprehensive overview of the research and theoretical explanations of elder abuse, as well as practical guidance for professionals concerned with the abuse and mistreatment of elderly people.

Edition Notes

Undergraduate Professional & Scholarly.

ContributionsDecalmer, Peter.
The Physical Object
Pagination256p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16409485M
ISBN 100761952632

Older people living with abuse may be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it. But if you keep your eyes open and know what to look for, you can help make sure your friends and loved ones stay safe. The Mistreatment of Elderly People, 2nd edn. Edited by PETER DECALMER and FRANK GLENDENNING. Sage, Newbury Park, CA, No. of pages: Price £ The ®rst edition of this multiauthor book in provided a benchmark for texts in the then comparatively unknown phenomenon of elder abuse. It provided all readers with an introduction to the subject and, with .

  Psychological abuse can happen in the elder's home, the carer's home, or a facility, such as a nursing home. What increases the risk of psychological abuse of the elderly? The exact cause of psychological abuse is not known. The following may increase an elder's risk of psychological abuse: He is older than 75 years. He has learning or memory. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care. In the U.S. alone, more than half a million reports of elder abuse reach authorities every year, and millions more cases go unreported.

External external icon To report elder abuse or find services for older adults and their families, visit The Eldercare Locator external can also access the Locator by calling The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Preventing and responding to abuse of older people Interagency Policy () sets out the approach for preventing and responding to abuse of older people for NSW Government agencies. The abuse of older people is often called ‘elder abuse’. Reporting abuse. Any incident of harm to an older person in our community is of great concern.


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Mistreatment of Elderly People Download PDF EPUB FB2

The editors have co-ordinated a fairly balanced read. The book consolidates its position as one of the standard reference texts on the subject and also includes many unique, well-written sections on ineteresting facets of abuse of older people′ - Age and Ageing.

Concern over the abuse of elderly people has become an important factor in many societies, along with the realization that the elderly population will increase dramatically in the coming decades.

It is predicted that the number of people aged 60 or older will more than. This book is going to be used as a recommened reading for both counsellling students and for those studying on the dementai care course.

It outlines abuse of the elderly and how it is investigated, there is a vast ammount of up to the minute data and will be useful for students carrying out research projects in the area of care homes and abuse. / Frank Glendenning --Clinical presentation / Peter Decalmer --Elder abuse and the law / Aled Griffiths, Gwyneth Roberts and John Williams --Abuse of older people: Sociological perspectives / Chris Phillipson --Elder abuse and key areas in social work / Jill Manthorpe --Recognizing abuse: An assessment tool for nurses / Michael Davies --The.

Elder Abuse and the Law / Aled Griffiths, Gwyneth Roberts and John Williams Abuse of Older People: Sociological Perspectives / Chris Phillipson Elder Abuse and Key Areas in Social Work / Jill Manthorpe Recognizing Abuse: An Assessment Tool for Nurses / Michael Davies directed at older people, such as violence by strangers, street crime, gang warfare or military conflict.

Mistreatment of older people – referred to as ‘‘elder abuse’’ – was first described in British scientific journals in under the term ‘‘granny battering’’ (1, 2). As a social and Mistreatment of Elderly People. book issue. This is called elder abuse. Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person's home, a family member's house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home.

The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, health care providers, caregivers, or friends. Types of Abuse.

There are many types of abuse. Elderly mistreatment is a hidden, and often ignored problem in society. In the general population many will have heard the phrase ‘Granny Battering’ but will know little more than that, other than perhaps some awareness of problems publicised in television programmes on Care Homes.

Many of the types of abuse listed above (physical abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse) will also be domestic abuse if they are perpetrated by a partner or family member.

People often think of domestic abuse affecting younger people, but any person, any age, any gender can experience domestic abuse. Chapter Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act Article 2. Definitions § "Elder" "Elder" means any person residing in this state, 65 years of age or older.

Civil Financial Exploitation Cal Wel & Inst Code § () WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE Division 9. Public Social Services Part 3.

towards the elderly in general tend to be negative. As a result of this an issue that is of concern is the abuse of the elderly. Implicated in this are family, relatives, service 'providers, and society.

The types of abuse include verbal, physical, psychological, and financial. The quality of care provided to the elderly. The mistreatment and neglect of elderly people in residential centres: research outcomes. In The mistreatment of elderly people, eds. Declamer, and F.

Glendenning, – London: Sage. Inadequate progress has been made in our understanding of elder mistreatment and particularly the subtype of elder neglect.

Three areas of investigation in elder mistreatment research have made advances in knowledge, improving our understanding in areas including the incidence and prevalence of elder mistreatment (Cisler et al., ), self-neglect (Dyer et al., ; Dong et al.,a.

The mistreatment of older people or elder abuse is commonly categorised into physical, emotional, financial, sexual and neglect [].Given that people are living longer and we have an ever increasing ageing society, it is to be expected that elder abuse will continue to rise beyond the high prevalence we observe in our society today [].Whilst the literature contains wide estimates on the.

The mistreatment of older people can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.

Though as many as 1 in 10 older people are abused each year, a majority of cases go unreported for many reasons, including a lack of social supports needed to make reporting easier.

Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America takes a giant step toward broadening our understanding of the mistreatment of the elderly and recommends specific research and funding strategies that can be used to deepen it.

The book includes a discussion of the conceptual, methodological, and logistical issues needed to create a solid research base as. Hence, significant numbers of people will be affected by abuse of older people, and this has the potential to have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing.

Australian data estimate that there were million older Australians in2,3 which, based on the 2–14% figure aforementioned, indicates that betw andWhile likely under-reported, estimates of elder financial abuse and fraud costs to older Americans range from $ billion to $ billion annually.

Yet, financial exploitation is self-reported at rates higher than emotional, physical, and sexual abuse or neglect. 9 10 Mukherjee, D. Financial exploitation of older adults in rural settings: A family perspective.

Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 25(5),   Elder abuse cannot always be prevented, but concerned adults can take steps to reduce an older person’s risk of abuse. Whether your elderly loved one resides at home or in a long-term care facility, simple actions — like encouraging social interaction and frequently checking in — can go a long way in keeping them safe.

For some, though, there are deeper problems lurking behind an elder’s moodiness and outbursts. These feelings may turn into abusive behavior or exacerbate an already abusive personality. We’ve all heard about the dangers of elder abuse, but there is an equally serious issue of abuse toward caregivers that goes largely unaddressed.Care giving and Elderly Mistreatment.

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and King’s College London (KCL) carried out a Study on mistreatment of Older People in UK, Over Two thousand people in England, Scotland, Wales and the Northern Ireland took part in that research study which took seven months between March and September Figure.

INADULTS age 65 and older accounted for % of the U.S. population. Bythey'll account for an estimated 25% of the U.S. population. 1 Up to 2 million older adults are victims of abuse in the United States annually.

2 By one estimate, for every case of elder abuse or neglect that's reported, five aren't. In fact, 84% of elder abuse cases are never reported to any adult.