The U.S. population is aging. In 2013, 44.7 million Americans (14.1% of the population), were older than 65. More than 10% of community-dwelling seniors experienced at least one type of mistreatment in the previous year. 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 elder abuse continuing education program is to inform nurses, health educators, occupational therapists, physical 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:
- Identify four types of elder abuse
- Describe steps healthcare professionals can take to prevent elder abuse
- Discuss domestic elder abuse and name the most frequent perpetrators
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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