This session will use an interactive workshop format to teach definitions, types, risk factors, and the general reporting process of elder mistreatment and neglect. Two audio documentaries featuring victims’ true stories and other real cases from St Elizabeth’s Shelter Home will be used to stimulate discussion. We will distribute a screening test and a management algorithm and practice in small groups utilizing the tools to screen and manage real cases of elder abuse.
We will then discuss shelter homes within nursing homes that offer emergency short-term housing and health care services to victims of elder abuse. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to gain mastery of the subject matter, allowing for increased recognition, diagnosis, and appropriate reporting of suspected cases.
Participants will leave with resources to enable them to be more competent at screening, diagnosis, and reporting of elder abuse in the PA/LTC setting and with innovative ideas to assist elder abuse victims.
Define elder abuse, list the types, and distinguish subtle cases of elder abuse.
Demonstrate the use of an elder screening tool and identify the necessity to screen for elder abuse in practice.
Manage cases that screen positive for elder abuse.
Describe the reporting process of elder abuse and shelter homes for elder abuse.
MD, MEd, CMD,
Associate Professor of Geriatrics,