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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Warning Signs

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Lisa O'Neill DBH MPH
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20209
Date Posted: 
05/31/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/14/2018
Abstract: 

"Elder Abuse: Warning Signs" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
Objectives:
1. List the main types of elder abuse, and identify the most common type
2. List risk factors for elder abuse
3. Make appropriate notifications of social service and governmental agencies when elder abuse is suspected
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:16am
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Suggested Citation:
Hall Georgia and Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Warning Signs. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20209