Elder Abuse and Neglect
Thesis: Elder abuse and neglect is a bigger problem than we think. Why elder abuse and neglect stays so hidden. I.
Why know one notices Elder abuse and neglect.
Elder abuse in the home.
How the abused feel?
Family is the abuser
1. What makes a family member act to way they do.
B. Different kinds of abuse.
Even though some important steps have been taken in addressing the problem of neglect and elder abuse, the problem has not seen the same amount of attention as other forms of domestic violence. People all over the U.S. doubt that older people living in their own homes or with relatives are abused in any way. When elder abuse is mentioned the public usually thinks of crime in the streets or nursing home abuses or of fraudulent insurance schemes. The public just doesn’t want to accept the fact that these older people that are frail, vulnerable, and unable to protect themselves, are being abused all the time by the people that they trust (their caregivers, families, nurses, doctors, or attorneys).
Why has elder abuse and neglect stayed so hidden. Some reasons depend on how the family is and others can be linked to how they are at work between domestic abusers an there victims. Another reason is the feelings the public has about growing old. There has been a lack of information and lack of support services for elders, because agencies have had trouble trying to make up policies and procedures that address elder abuse and neglect.
Professionals that have worked with all kinds of cases in the field of family violence know that is one of the hardest societal problems there is. Even after twenty-five years of awareness there is a lot of work to be done.
Elderly abuse and neglect is...
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