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Types of abuse.

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Abuse There are many different types of abuse. The four main ones I will look at are financial, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Firstly, I will look at financial abuse. Financial abuse can happen to the elderly at home, in a residential home, or wherever the elderly person is staying. A family member, their career or other people who have management over the elderly persons money can abuse the elderly person financially. Financial Abuse An elderly person may be being taken advantage of financially by a career, the family or by the manager of all their money. The elderly may trust these people with all of their money, but they may be taken advantage of as they may not really be aware of what all their money is going towards. For example, A family member who has control over the money may be using this to their own advantage. They could be using the money to pay off bills, or buy luxuries, really for personal satisfaction. The financial career will not make this aware to the elderly person. This could result in the elderly person being low in money. This could be a disaster for the elderly person, as he or she may need the money to pay off certain bills in the future, and there are insufficient funds to do so. There are many different types of financial abuse. ...read more.


Whilst an elderly person is living at home by themselves, he or she may not get to go out very much. This could be because of numerous reasons, such as transport and physical capability. This could affect they elderly client emotionally as they are feeling lonely as no one comes round to visit. This could be prevented by a family member or even a next door neighbour calling into the house even just to have a cup of tea. This way the elderly client will still feel wanted, and he or she will still know that someone cares about them. If an elderly client lives in a care home, then emotional abuse by neglectance can be avoided by going on regular group outings. Entertainment may give the elderly client hope; this outing may also act as something for the elderly person to take their mind off any problems they may be having. Physical Abuse There are many different types of physical abuse. Such as being beaten up, neglecting, bedsores, malnutrition/diet, and neglect of personal care. All of the above can be prevented. An elderly person, who gets beaten up, may not really know what they can do once the incident has happened. Usually, elderly people are beaten up and their money is stolen, that is one of the main reasons, but some elderly people are beaten up due to people thinking that this type of abuse is fine, and it doesn't do any harm to anyone. ...read more.


The police should try and reassure the elderly that the problem will be dealt with. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse can be displayed in many different manors. An elderly person may unfortunately be attacked sexually at any time, day or night. A lot of sexual abuse occurs in an elderly persons home whilst they are being burgled. A person may break into an elderly persons home, and rob the home, then assault the elderly person sexually. Sexual abuse could involve an inappropriate display of manor by a relative or a career. A relative or a career may prompt inappropriate gestures towards the elderly person. A family member may be inappropriately abusing the elderly person sexually. This could be stopped if he or she knew what to do if they were being abused sexually. And also elderly people should be aware of how they can prevent sexual abuse from happening. Flirtation towards an elderly person is another form of sexual abuse. This type of sexual abuse may be inappropriate towards the elderly person. Inappropriate flirtation towards the elderly person maybe unwanted. This may make him of her feel uncomfortable. Again, elderly people are able to get advice from a social worker and if the unwanted flirtation persists, then possibly police could be involved. There are still many different types of abuse that can happen to the elderly, but with the right help and support given to elderly people such problems should not arise. ...read more.

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