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Elder Abuse Workshop. Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto. Learning Goals. See subtle signs of elder abuse. Hear all perspectives. Understand cultural issues. Feel confident in approach. Act with support of team. Elder Abuse is…. “Any act of commission or omission

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elder abuse workshop

Elder Abuse Workshop

Regional Geriatric Program

of Toronto

learning goals
Learning Goals
  • See subtle signs of elder abuse
  • Hear all perspectives
  • Understand cultural issues
  • Feel confident in approach
  • Act with support of team
elder abuse is
Elder Abuse is…

“Any act of

commission or omission

that results in harm

to an elderly person”

types of abuse
Types of Abuse
  • Physical
  • Financial
  • Emotional
  • Sexual
  • Neglect
typical elder abuse profile
Victim

over 75 years

female/widow/single

physical and/or cognitive impairment

social isolation

dependent on caregiver

low self-esteem

Abuser

often under 30 or over 60 years

close relative or caregiver

living with abused elder

psychologically stressed or depressed

substance abuse history

financial problems

Typical Elder Abuse Profile
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Case

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A case based learning method in which participants learn by building cases that reflect practice in their communities. To learn more about the build-a-case method see the slides at URL : http://rgp.toronto.on.ca/forum/presentations/CMESummit/sld001.htm

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creen for abuse in all elderly individuals

hink about risk factors

minous danger signs present

hysical findings

istory

ddress issue of elder mistreatment

eport issue of elder mistreatment

anage with prevention and risk factor modification

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intervention principles
Intervention Principles
  • Where the victim is competent, facilitate choices.
  • Where the victim is not competent, protective action must be taken.
strategies for intervention
Strategies for Intervention
  • Awareness of own Attitudes and Values
  • Interview
  • Documentation
  • Team approach
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Education  Proactive, Prevention