As the population of individuals 65 or older increase, so has the incidence of abuse. This is hidden in public view. It is important to become more aware of the scope and many issues surrounding this sensitive topics.
TYPES OF ABUSE
I.Passive and active Neglect .
The caregiver fails to meet the physical, and/ or emotional needs of the individual. With active neglect, the caregiver intentionallyfails to meet his/her obligations towards the elderly. Passive neglect, the failure iss unintentional, this is due to caregiver overload or lack of information and knowledge.
II. Physical Abuse : An intentional infliction of physical harm of an older person. This range from slapping to beating to excessive form of physical restraint.
III. Financial Abuse :The misuse, misappropriation or exploitation of older people material or monetary assets.
IV. Psychological Abuse : It's the intentional affliction of mental harm or psychological distress upon the older people. The abuse range from insults, verbal assaults or the threats of isolations.
V. Sexual Abuse : It consist of any sexual activity for which the older person does not consent or incapable of giving concent. (e.g. from exhbitionism to fondling to oral, anal, or sexual intercourse.
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