Elder abuse and neglect is a critical health care issue that must be brought to the attention of health care providers and older adults' family members. Adults older than 65 who live at home or in long-term care facilities may be at risk for abuse. Nurses should be aware of the causes, screening questions, symptoms of abuse, and resources in the community. Armed with information and a better understanding about the issue, nurses can minimize the devastating effects of abuse on older adults and their families.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services|
|State||Published - Nov 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health