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Abuse, Elder

Alternate Names : Elder Abuse, Institutional Abuse, Domestic Abuse

Abuse, Elder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

Campaigns and education to raise awareness of the problem and its warning signs may help prevent elder abuse. Most states have a confidential hot line open 24 hours a day to report suspected abuse.

People can help by:

  • asking directly about signs of possible abuse
  • supporting the victim and talking to help him or her feel less alone
  • showing concern, so that the person knows there is someone to turn to if he or she wants help

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    Abuse, Elder: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Karen Preston, PHN, MS, CRRN
    Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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