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How adult protective services evolved, and obstacles to ethical casework. (adapted from Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, vol 7, 1995)(Physical and Emotional Abuse)
March 22, 1996... (The following history is taken and adapted from an article, entitled "An Adult Protective Services Perspective" by Paula M. Mixson, in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, Vol. 7. Issue 2/3, 1995, a special double issue on ethical issues and elder abuse and neglect, published by The...
Warning signs: elder abuse and neglect.(Physical and Emotional Abuse)
March 22, 1996... These are some of the common warning signs of abuse or neglect. Not all of these, by themselves, indicate that mistreatment or self-neglect is occurring. However, if several are seen in combination, there may be cause to suspect something is wrong. Report your suspicions by calling Adult...
Understanding elder abuse and neglect.(Physical and Emotional Abuse)
March 22, 1996... In spite of the headway that has been made in explaining how and why elder abuse occurs, it still remains a poorly understood problem. No simple definition can encompass its many aspects. Elder mistreatment may be an act of commission (abuse) or omission (neglect). It may be an intentional...
Freedom remains a dream. (excerpt from 'Silent Tears: The Shameful Secret of our Abused Elderly,' Redbook magazine, March, 1991)
March 22, 1996... A 75-year -old woman we'll call Sarah was just barely handling her affairs and managing to live alone in her own home in a suburb of Los Angeles after the death of her husband. Crippling arthritis and glaucoma had robbed Sarah of much of her personal freedom, rendering her unable to perform...
Challenging times for the aging network. (government efforts to protect the elderly)(From the Assistant Secretary)(Column)
March 22, 1996... As the Assistant Secretary for Aging, I am pleased that this special edition of AGING magazine is devoted to the topic of prevention and treatment of elder abuse. No one subject can project such a horrendous image as that of an older person who has beer mistreated at the hands of another...