Elder Abuse: Mistreatment of Older Americans on the Rise - CMA511

Elder Abuse: Mistreatment of Older Americans on the Rise

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
(4.6 / 914 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


In 2015, 15% of the U.S. population was over the age of 65. It is projected by 2060 the population of older Americans will have doubled. Research data estimates 1 in 10 older American adults have experienced at least one form of elder abuse. Nurses and other healthcare providers are well-placed to detect situations of potential abuse and to connect the patient and family with community resources.


The goal of this continuing education course is to inform nurses, certified medical assistants, occupational therapists, and social workers about elder abuse and measures to take to help prevent it. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe at least four types of elder abuse.
  • Describe how healthcare professionals can assess for elder abuse.
  • State how to respond and report suspected abuse.
  • Discuss elder abuse in the institutional setting.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, certified medical assistants, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Certified Medical Assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval # 128273 for 05/08/15 to 05/08/16, 130217 for 6/11/16 to 6/11/17, 131979 for 5/30/17 to 5/30/18, 133849 for 5/30/2018 to 5/29/2019, 136131 for 5/30/19 to 5/29/20). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 11/4/2002
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/20/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/20/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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KACI W - Soldotna, AK  ·  Nov 15, 2019
Great refresher coarse
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Kayla B - humboldt, IA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
Great information to always review and to always be aware of with the world we live in
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Amy H - Tucson, AZ  ·  Nov 08, 2019
It makes you aware of how serious elder abuse is
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TARA K - NEWARK, OH  ·  Nov 07, 2019
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Monica H - Downey, CA  ·  Oct 18, 2019
Great information to be aware of
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00