Terms & Definitions

When it comes to issues of abuse, there are some terms and definitions that you won’t be familiar with. Use this section to familiarize yourself with types of abuse and authorities that can help your loved one if they are a victim of these issues.

Types of Abuse

While some forms of abuse are obvious, others are less common. Understanding each type of abuse that your loved one might face can help you and your family prevent it from happening or put a stop to it if it does take place.

Prevention Tips

You want to do everything in your power to protect your loved one from abuse. In this section, you can find preventative tips to keep your loved one safe from these issues. The more informed that you are the better your chances are of preventing abuse.

What is Neglect & Abuse?

The best way to prevent Neglect & Abuse is to understand what these terms mean. While some forms of abuse are easy to recognize, others can be more difficult. In this section, we explain all forms of abuse that an elderly person might face, including:

  • Physical abuse.
  • Emotional Abuse.
  • Sexual Abuse.
  • Financial Abuse.
  • Insurance Fraud.
  • Medical Errors.
  • Medication Errors.
  • Discrimination.
  • Neglect.
  • Self Neglect.

In addition, this section covers factors that make elderly people vulnerable to abuse and ways to prevent abuse. Understanding the facts about abuse can help you find a suitable nursing home or home health care option for your loved one and continue to monitor their situation to ensure their safety. Continue to this section to learn more about these issues.