Alternate Names : Elder Abuse, Institutional Abuse, Domestic Abuse
What are the treatments for the injury?
Treatment depends on the type of abuse. Any physical injuries
should be treated. If possible, the victim needs to be separated from the abuser.
Emergency care is provided when physical injuries have occurred.
When suspected abuse is reported to the proper
government agency for adult protective services, it will arrange
to help protect the victim.
Many different programs and services may be offered, such as:
for the caregiver
adult day care
Untreated elder abuse may continue to grow worse. If the
abuse is severe, it can lead to death.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
In cases of domestic abuse, an elder may need to leave the
home. He or she may have to live with someone else or in a nursing
home to be safe.
What happens after treatment for the injury?
Once the abuse has been stopped, ongoing care of the
elderly person continues in a safe place. Ongoing monitoring by the
elderly person's doctor and the correct government agency should continue.