Elder Abuse

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Devyn Thebo
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Elder Abuse
Neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and violations of rights are types of elderly abuse and neglect. In the article “Elder Abuse And Mistreatment In Residential Settings” by Radka Buzgova and Katerina Ivanova it further explains the types of elder abuse that has become and uprising problem. There are so many stories that people are starting to speak about pertaining abuse or neglect to their loved ones in nursing homes. In the article “Nursing Home Contradictions” Rosalind Feldman tells her personal experience with nursing home abuse and neglect. Elderly Abuse and neglect is and issue that has recently surfaced in America and Canada. Buzgova and Ivanova stated that

“In the USA and Canada, it is estimated that about 4% of the elderly population are exposed to abuse... Some early research from the USA showed that 10% of nursing staff committed physical abuse and 40% confessed to psychological abuse” (111). Nursing homes in America need to hire more certified nurses aids in order to reduce elderly abuse and neglect.

In the article “Elder Abuse And Mistreatment In Residential Settings” Buzgova and Ivanova explain five types of elderly abuse. The first being neglect which is when a resident is ignored of his or hers physical hygiene needs. Neglect is a direct result of lack of care. If a CNA is busy with another resident, while another resident needs to be taken to the bathroom this is considered neglect. CNA can’t take care of two residents at a time. The second form of elderly neglect is physical abuse. Physical abuse can be anything from causing pain, injury, or damage on someone. When a CNA is putting a resident to bed sometimes residents can get abusive themselves while your trying to get them ready. The residents don’t know any better, and sometimes the longer it takes you to get them ready for bed the more physical they can get. If you had more staff you can minimize the time...
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