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Every year, tens of thousands of elderly Americans are abused in their own homes, in relatives' homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. You may suspect that an elderly person you know is being harmed physically or emotionally by a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver or being preyed upon financially. By learning the signs and symptoms of elder abuse and how to act on behalf of an elderly person who is being abused, you'll not only be helping someone else but strengthening your own defenses against elder abuse in the future.
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Types, Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Prevention:
- What is elder abuse?
- The different types of elder abuse.
- Signs and symptoms of elder abuse.
- Risk factors for elder abuse.
- Reporting elder abuse.
- Preventing elder abuse.
- Related articles about elder abuse.
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Neglect or abandonment by Caregivers
Elder neglect, failure to fulfill a caretaking obligation, constitutes more than half of all reported cases of elder abuse. It can be active (intentional) or passive (unintentional, based on factors such as ignorance or denial that an elderly charge needs as much care as he or she does).
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