Elder Abuse

The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.

More Common Terms

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) A UTI is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract which can cause confusion with the elderly and those with dementia. If the person has a sudden and unexplained change in behavior such as increased confusion, agitation, or withdrawal, this may be s...
  • Group Homes Also known as Board and Care or Residential Care Homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. These homes generally provide a room (whi...
  • Age Restricted Communities A housing area or development, often gated, that restricts ownership and residency to individuals who are over a set age. These communities are set up to accommodate older adults.

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