ELDER ABUSE: IMPACT IN SOCIETY
´Elder abuse has impact on the personal, family, as well as the societal level (Wang et al., 2015).
´Impacts include loss of tangible or intangible things of the individual.
´Elder abuse damages family relationship such as rift between siblings.
´Abused elder people need social support to live.
ELDER ABUSE :MITIGATION
´Several strategies have been implemented to prevent elder abuse and mitigate its consequences (Yon et al., 2017). ´
Prevention strategies include:
´ ´Public and professional awareness campaign ´Caregiver support intervention (Baker et al., 2016).
´Elders abuse occurs when the caregivers fail to facilitate their due care on the old.
´Often, elder abuse lead to devastation and over-dependence.
´In some instances, it results in stress and even depression due to isolation in the society.