Identifying and Preventing Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect
According to data from the 2010 Census, there are more than 40 million people aged 65 years or older living in the U.S., comprising about 13% of the total U.S. population. Unfortunately, of those 40 million people, anywhere from 2% to 10% of them are injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by people on whom they are dependent for some aspect of their care. This course identifies the most common types of abuse and neglect of older and other dependent adults and provides strategies for effective intervention. In this course, you’ll learn how to recognize the most common signs and symptoms of dependent adult abuse, including physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. You will also learn strategies for preventing dependent adult abuse, how to report cases of suspected dependent adult abuse, and how to work most effectively with adults who may have experienced abuse or neglect. This course, which blends interactive exercises and detailed case studies to reinforce your learning, is appropriate for anyone working with adults who are or may become dependent on others for care, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, case managers, and other providers.