Elder abuse can be described as any action or lack of action that puts the health or well-being of an elderly person at risk. The abuse is often carried out by a family member whom the victim trusts.
Causing physical pain and injury – this includes aggressive behaviours such as beatings, torture, being locked up as well as sexual abuse.
SIGNS OF PHYSICAL ABUSE
Emotional and psychological abuse refers to verbal or non-verbal acts which cause pain and distress to the elderly family member. These include verbal attacks such as threats, insults and humiliation as well as actions that cause a strong fear of violence, being left alone, and/or shame and harassment.
This is the deliberate refusal to meet the elderly’s needs such as the failure to provide food, access to housing, clothing, medical care, supervision, safe care and financial support which is required for the elderly’s safety and welfare.
This is when the family member who is responsible for the care of an elderly person, purposely rejects the elder.
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