Elder Abuse on the Rise
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about elder abuse – warning signs, what elder abuse is, who is at risk, possible causes of elder abuse, how prevalent it is, and what can be done if elder abuse has occurred.

Course Publication Date: May 08, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:EA042220
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Women's Health
Learning Objectives
  • Describe what elder abuse and neglect is.

  • List eight types of elder abuse.

  • Identify eight symptoms of dependent adult abuse.

  • Discuss risk factors for elder abuse.

  • List two possible causes of elder abuse.

  • Discuss four precautions older adults can take to help keep them safe from abuse.

  • Talk about how to prevent elder abuse.

  • Describe four situations that indicate substandard care of an elder adult.

  • Discuss factors that are taken into account when determining if an alleged victim is a dependent adult.

  • List four people of different occupations who must report dependent adult abuse.


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