By Mary Joy Quinn RN MA, Susan K. Tomita MSW PhD

ISBN-10: 0826151205

ISBN-13: 9780826151209

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ISBN-13: 9780826151230

During this moment version in their vintage quantity, the authors current their elder abuse prognosis and intervention version. This entire version of detection, overview, and intervention allows the practitioner first to spot the kind of elder mistreatment, together with actual, sexual, mental, and monetary. It then offers systematic and life like interventions. This up-to-date variation additionally contains details on criminal interventions with feedback on how the practitioner may still act within the court, supply testimony, rfile findings, and get ready for felony involvement with the legal justice approach. genuine felony instruments are integrated within the appendix. it is a vintage source for all healthiness execs who paintings with the aged.

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There is still a strong ethos in this country that says the most admirable people are those who are able to suffer without complaining, who can take care of themselves without 16 Elder Mistreatment the aid of others. Rugged individualism, no matter the cost or the circumstances, is more valued than dependency or even interdependency. We accept dependency in children because we understand that children need their parents for survival. But children grow up and gradually become less dependent. This is not true for those old adults who become dependent because of physical or mental impairments.

This is typically an unforeseen and unwelcome situation for parent and child; often, no one envisioned that the parent would live to such an advanced age. More and more Americans are finding themselves in this position. The old-old often express amazement that they are still alive. " One very concrete result of longevity is that it becomes almost impossible to pass on an inheritance. The elder wants to give it, and most likely the adult child needs it. But the impaired elder ends up needing the money to purchase a variety of services, many of them health-related.

Neglect" was defined as 10 or more incidents within the previous year of failure to perform caregiving tasks on the Older Americans Resources and Services (OARS) inventory (Fillenbaum & Smyer, 1981). 15% or 32 per 1,000 persons. The physical violence rate was 20 per 1,000 persons; the verbal aggression rate was 11 per 1,000 persons, and the neglect rate was 4 per 1,000 persons. 5%). Husband-to-wife mistreatment was the next most prevalent (14/63, or 22%), followed by son to parent (10/63, or 16%) and daughter to parent (5/63, or 8%).

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