Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse

Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse

Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse

Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse

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HHS – Employment Laws
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) estimates that one out of every 10 senior citizens will experience some type of abuse: however, less than 20% of those cases are ever reported. In an effort to understand the problem of elder abuse, experts have identified several types of abuse that generally define both abuse and neglect. In this course you will learn the types of abuse that elders face such as lack of experience, poor impulse control, lack of skills, or greed. You will also cover how abuse can happen systematically through poor management skills in long term care facilities, insufficient resources or lack of proper training. In addition, This course provides information on current legislation requiring education, training, and penalties because of the failure to report elder abuse.

COURSE INFORMATION

Denise Warren, RN, T30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-07-19Updated 2020-07-30

Course Objectives

  • Understand the different types of elder abuse
  • Be able to recognize, prevent, and report elder abuse in the healthcare setting
  • Identify the warning signs associated with the different types of elder abuse
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the laws that have been enacted by Congress to combat elder abuse

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