Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, financial, emotional or psychological, neglect or abandonment, and self-neglect of anyone age 60+. Though the definition of elder abuse may vary by state, elder abuse, like child abuse, is widely believed to be committed by those in a trusting relationship with the older adult.
This is never an easy topic or conversation however, for the next four post, we will be addressing elder abuse. We will look at the signs so that we know what to recognize, and then we will list resources to contact if you suspect that elder abuse if being committed.
Mandated reporters are healthcare providers, licensed or unlicensed social service providers for vulnerable adults, paid or unpaid caretakers, care custodians, the clergy, and other professionals in a position of trust who suspect elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect, including self-neglect.
Here are the first three of the six categories of elder abuse.
Marc has 36 years in financial services and 6 years in teaching.
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