Elder Abuse and Victimization

Elder Abuse and Victimization
Shanna Marie Fulwood
HCA 442
Terry Truhlar
March 2nd, 2014

When discussing abuse and neglect, E elderly are not often the first this topic.   This is actually a very serious issue in today’s society.   None of the baby boomer generation is elderly, this means that there are 70 million and its population (pbs.org).   Because of this population has drastically increased, there’s been a strain put on the healthcare field.   Because of this strain, there are more patients per caregiver than there were before.   This can lead to abuse and neglect from the healthcare provider.   A lot of this fear begins with cost.   As cost has risen, quality care has been harder and harder to acquire.   Nursing homes are being frowned upon because they do not have enough staff to properly take care of the patients.   The size of elderly abuse have been brought to the forefront recently.   This is because it has become an issue that caregiver which we try to prevent.   Within this paper, elder abuse and victimization will be examined the discussion of social policy issues, programs and services related to the aspect of the topic, during aging policies and how they play out in real time with specific examples, also my personal perspective I current issue related aspect of aging will be defended along with examination of summarization of the perspectives and controversies that are relative to this issue with issues related to differences in cultural, race, and authenticity as it pertains this topic all backed by a real-life example demonstrating Wayne understand this issue is important for health and human service workers.

So, what is elder abuse and victimization?   Elder abuse in a broken down into five different aspects.   These five aspects or physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse, and neglect.   Physical abuse signs include unexplained fractures and dislocations; lacerations and abrasions; Burns; injuries to the head scalp and...