Elderly Abuse

By: Tyler Holcomb

Vocab

Physical abuse is physical force that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment.



Sexual abuse is non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with another person.



Domestic violence is an escalating pattern of violence by an intimate partner where the violence is used to exercise power and control.



Psychological abuse is the willful infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation, or other verbal or nonverbal conduct.



Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of an older person's funds, property, or resources.



Neglect is the failure of a caregiver to fulfill his or her care giving responsibilities.



Self-neglect is failure to provide for one's own essential needs.

Elder Abuse: An Overview

Poem

Elder Abuse

By: Rosiland



Their world,filled with memories of family,

friends, hardwork, times at play.

Moments which made them proud.

Never thought they'd be abused and neglected,

so open, secretive, yet right out loud.


Atrocities, by those they've had or helped to raise

or of those caring for them, in their final days.

Their rights cast aside, by those who feel,

they're old, they'll be gone soon,

with this attitude they feel justified

in the gross neglect they do.


This is an outrage, it's wrong you know

our family members, others untold,

treated so callously, low and cold.

Someone must answer for abuse to those

who raised generations, suffered hardships ... grew old.

What was their crime? They did nothing to you.

Wanting to live decently, the same as you do.


This must stop within our time, completely, no delay.

For without notice, fanfare or warning,

you'll wear the badge of AGE someday.

Don't be naive, too sure your life is secure

that you won't be let down or even deceived.

I'm quite sure, there was a time in their life,

this thought, our ELDERLY also believed.

Recognizing Elder Abuse

Summaries

Videos- In the videos they explain lots of ways people try abusing the elderly. The videos talk ways of recognizing the abuse and preventing it. The one video is a twenty minute lecture and overview about elderly abuse as a whole.


Poem- The poem titled 'Elder Abuse' by Rosiland was written to get a message across. STOP ABUSING THE ELDER. It basically tells a story about old people and why they shouldn't be abused. Matter of fact nobody should be abused.


Websites- One of the websites is an organization to help prevent elder abuse across the world. They send support and help people get out of the nasty environment and into a healthy living community. The other website is a U.S. Administration trying to prevent elder abuse also