Sigaya Kenneth Villan and Si Ching Lim*
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital, SingaporeFulltext PDF
Elder abuse is an important and sensitive problem that is expected to increase with the rapidly ageing global population. The consequences of elder abuse include physical injuries, detrimental psychological consequences, social isolation as well as increased risk of hospitalization and death. Elder abuse is gaining recognition and awareness among the medical professionals and the policy makers. Currently, however, there is still scarcity of literature and gaps in the understanding and management of elder abuse. Increasing awareness on elder abuse among the healthcare professionals will help to identify the vulnerable elderly who are at risk and facilitate early referral to the appropriate services. Care plans must ensure first and foremost the older person’s safety, so the vulnerable elderly should come to no further harm.
Elder abuse; Neglect; Physical abuse; Sexual abuse; Psychological abuse
Sigaya KV, Lim SC. An Elderly Lady with Recurrent Falls and Functional Decline: Approach to Elder Abuse. Ann Clin Med Res. 2020; 1(1): 1005..