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VBTP107

This video teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers about the complexities of elder abuse in the home and presents signs and symptoms for each form of abuse.

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Course Information:
  • Streaming Video
  • Different Forms of Elder Abuse: the Signs and Symptoms
  • How to Help Prevent Abuse and the Importance of Reporting It
  • Causes and Contributing Risk Factors of Elder Abuse
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Elder Abuse and Neglect Info:

Course Description

This 1 hour program addresses elder abuse in the elder’s family home and is designed for home health agencies, hospices, community service agencies, and others who train professional and family caregivers.

Course Objectives

This program defines the complexities of elder abuse and the different forms of abuse: physical, sexual, neglect, self-neglect, emotional or psychological, financial, and abandonment. Each form is defined and the signs and symptoms of that form of abuse are identified. Upon completion of this program, the participant will learn: the definition, causes, and contributing risk factors of elder abuse; the different forms of elder abuse and the signs and symptoms of each form; how to help prevent abuse and the importance of reporting suspected elder abuse.

Course Outcomes

  • Elder Abuse
  • Definition of elder abuse
  • Causes and contributing risk factors of elder abuse:
  • History of family violence, Violence is a learned behavior
  • Mental illness, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Financial difficulty, Caregiver stress
  • Lack of proper caregiving skills
  • The different forms of elder abuse and the signs and symptoms of each form:
  • Neglect and self-neglect, Financial exploitation, Emotional/psychological, Physical, Sexual, Abandonment
  • General signs of elder abuse
  • Characteristics of abusers and characteristics of the person being abused
  • What you can do to help:
  • What to do when an elder confides in you about an abusive situation
  • Proper training of family caregivers in basic caregiving procedures
  • Report suspected elder abuse
  • How to report suspected elder abuse


Instructor: Marion Karpinski, R.N.

Marion Karpinski, R.N. brings 40 years of nursing experience, much of which took place in hospital or skilled home care settings. By working with area agencies on aging, hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, faith-based organizations, community colleges and other organizations, we have been able to reach greater numbers of providers. We have had a significant impact on the training of both family and paraprofessional care providers.

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Elder Abuse and Neglect

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