older adults

older adults

Exposed Ep 2 Elderly Abuse Awareness

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In our Violence in the Family class at WPU we learned about all types of violence. One we decided to focus on was Elder Abuse. This issue is very common however it is not taken as serious as it should be. Abuse in older adults can occur anywhere and can happen to anyone. Perpetrators of elder abuse can be their relatives, someone they trust, caregivers etc. The classifications of elder abuse are as follows: neglect, physical abuse, financial exploitation, emotion abuse, and sexual abuse. You can play a part in protecting our senior citizens by REPORTING any suspicion to law enforcement. If you'd like to know more information contact your local agencies.