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- Website: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
- Resource type: Fact sheet
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Elder abuse can be financial, physical, sexual, psychological harm done to an older adult, or neglect or abandonment. There is not enough evidence to determine if screening all older adults for abuse and neglect can successfully identify elder abuse or help prevent it.
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violence, elder maltreatment, IPV, intimate partner violence
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Rated on: 6/1/2015 1:52:53 PM
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Know the signs of abuse: frequent arguments with a caregiver, changes in personality, unexplained injuries, bruising, unusual weight loss or unsafe living conditions. Ask doctors, social workers or community nurses for support if you or someone you know might be abused. Contact the police if someone you know is in physical danger.
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Abuse can affect your health, happiness, and safety and should not be ignored. Abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, sexual or neglect. Tell someone right away if you are being abused.
Know the signs of elder abuse, including bruises, unusual depression, bedsores and poor hygiene. If an elder you know is in physical danger contact the police right away. If you suspect abuse but there is no immediate risk contact the elder’s doctor or home health agency. For independent elders, self-neglect may be a sign that they need other care or living arrangements.
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