In addition to the legal issues and the financial challenges that the aging population face in accessing appropriate healthcare services, many older adults are also at risk of elder abuse. Elder abuse is more than the infliction of physical harm. The National Center on Elder Abuse Administration on Aging (NCEA) purports that no one knows how many people are suffering from elder abuse and neglect. The center also supports the claim that female elders are abused at a higher rate than males and that the older one is, the more likely one is to be abused (NCEA, 2015).
In a minimum of 200 words, post your response to the following:
There are many types of elder abuse. Choose two types and discuss the challenges you perceive in abolishing them. Justify why you consider them as the most crucial. Discuss how you can advocate for the elderly and protect them from abuse.
By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
Through the end of the module, read all of your classmates’ postings and respond to at least two classmates’ posts that differ from your opinion. Consider sharing your own experiences and interpretation of the research. Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
National Center on Elder Abuse Administration of Aging (NCEA). (2015). Elder abuse. Retrieved from http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/index.aspx
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