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Elder Care
An exploration of the signs, symptoms and instances of abuse in the elderly population in need of care.
# 113384 | 4,263 words | 12 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 30, 2009 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Aging (General)

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The paper discusses the range of diseases and debilitating conditions that cause an elderly relative to need care and refers to studies that demonstrate that the best solution to elder care is family members. The paper then reveals the signs of neglect or abuse of an elderly individual and highlights the significant role of human resource personnel in organizations that provide long term, skilled nursing and home care services to elderly populations. A list of signs of financial, mental and physical abuse, as well as caregiver behaviors that should raise suspicion of abuse, is provided with the paper as well.

Disease and Debilitation Warranting Elder Care
Elder Care and Abuse
Neglect and Abuse
Reporting Elder Abuse
Human Resources and Patient Care Management

From the Paper:

"The baby generation has begun the march into their silver years, their retirement years. These years in a person's life represent, too, the years when the body's betrayal of the mind, or vice versa, often result in an individual's inability to care his or her self during the post retirement years. These years have come to be referred to as the elder care years, because the care for the elderly often becomes the responsibility of the younger family members, children, or involves the institutionalization of loved ones. In either situation, the problems family members are faced with and the choices they must consider in resolving those problems concerning the care of their loved ones can be difficult and emotionally overwhelming. In some cases, taking care of an aging parent could mean the difference between giving up a career, and even moving to a different part of the country, or going "home" after years of being away."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bergeron, L. R., & Gray, B. (2003). Ethical Dilemmas of Reporting Suspected Elder Abuse. Social Work, 48(1), 96+. Retrieved July 31, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000647027
  • Birenbaum, A. (1999). Disability and Managed Care: Problems and Opportunities at the End of the Century. Westport, CT: Praeger. Retrieved July 31, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27578305
  • Cox, C. (1993). The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses. Westport, CT: Auburn House Paperback. Retrieved July 31, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=15416126
  • Doress-Worters, P. B. (1994). Adding Elder Care to Women's Multiple Roles: A Critical Review of the Caregiver Stress and Multiple Roles Literatures. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 31(9-10), 597+. Retrieved July 31, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000290407
  • Forecasting Elder Care Trends for the 21st Century. (2000, August). USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education), 129, 6. Retrieved July 31, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002360035

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