What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse is mistreatment of an elder by a caregiver, care facility, doctor, nurse, or hospital. It can include physical abuse (such as assault, inappropriate use of restraints, or over-medication), neglect (failure to provide needed nutrition, fluids, hygiene, or medical care), sexual abuse, and financial abuse (using the elder’s financial resources for purposes other than his or her care).

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