Elder Abuse

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

More Common Terms

  • Delirium Delirium resembles depression and dementia, but it comes on suddenly but is a temporary condition lasting for hours or linger for days.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Basic self-care functions including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, and transferring in and out of beds and chairs.
  • Transfer Devices Lifts, seat lift chairs, transfer boards and other devices which help individuals who have physical disabilities move into and out of their vehicles, wheelchairs and other mobility systems.

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