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Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is a global problem facing family caregivers and senior care providers. The DVD, suitable for training care staff as well as educating families and communities, addresses the issue in a way that helps the audience better understand the problem as well as recognize the condition and the appropriate response.
Course Information:
  • DVD Training Video
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • What is elder abuse and when to suspect abuse
  • Statistics of abuse and neglect


This module will address the responsibility of the care provider to ensure residents are not abused, exploited, or neglected. We will discuss the definition of abuse, exploitation and neglect, and what to do if you feel a resident is being abused.

Course Outline

  • Abuse is a form of violence but not always physical
  • Define abuse
  • What is elder abuse and when to suspect abuse
  • Statistics of abuse and neglect
  • Define different types and elements of abuse
  • Define neglect and signs of neglect
  • Self-neglect and tips for preventing self-neglect
  • Involuntary seclusion and restraint
  • Abandonment
  • What to do if someone is being abused
  • Mandated reporters of abuse and why, when, and how to report abuse
  • How to prevent abuse in assisted living and residential care communities.

Resource Packet

All of our staff training DVDs include a resource packet to help you conduct a successful inservice training with your staff. Each downloadable resource packet includes an instructor guide, learner workbook, inservice attendance roster, certificate of completion, quiz, and quiz key.

Running Time

Approximately 17 minutes.

Additional Information

Canonical Link caregivers-training-solutions/dvd-training/staff-training-dvds/recognizing-and-reporting-elder-abuse
Course Type DVD

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse