Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults

3.25 CEUs

This program is presented to explore the different forms of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Factors that put the elderly at risk for abuse and neglect, ways to identify possible abuse and appropriate interventions will be discussed. A discussion of the nursing process and elder abuse, documentation, and abuse prevention training in nursing homes is included.

Course Objectives:

  • Briefly define Abuse, Neglect, and Financial abuse.
  • List three contributing factors related to elder abuse.
  • State a health care professional’s responsibility related to suspected or identified elder abuse.
  • Identify three common forms of elder abuse.
  • List three factors that may contribute to elder abuse in long-term care facilities.
  • List three characteristics of elder abusers.
  • Explain how stress can contribute to elder abuse.
  • Describe why the rate of nursing assistants abusing residents is so high in nursing homes.
  • List the two types of psychological abuse.
  • Defne the term neglect as related to elder abuse
  • Describe two effects of psychological abuse on an elderly person.
  • List a signs that may indicate that the elderly person is psychologically abused.
  • Identify one indicator of material abuse.
  • List three interventions to use when caring for abused elderly in the community.
  • Identify the use of restraints in nursing homes as a possible factor in elder abuse.
  • Explain the importance of documentation when caring for abused elderly.
  • List three important points of effective documentation.
  • List three signs that may indicate neglect.
  • Identify two goals of abuse prevention training in long-term care facilities.
  • Identify an important benefit of providing abuse prevention programs in your facility.
  • Identify three important points that must be emphasized during a new employee’s orientation.
  • List three measures that may ease the stress of caregiving and prevent elder abuse in the nursing home.
  • List four factors that should be included in an abuse prevention program.
  • Describe the technique of RETHINK that can be used to solve conflict.

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 3.0 clock hours.
  • California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (LVN):#V-10788
  • CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Continuing Education (CE) by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners under N.J.A.C 13:44-6
  • Michigan Department of Human Services: Approved for Adult Foster Care Administrators pursuant to Rules 400.14203 and 400.15203
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)
  • Oregon Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators: : General 0 Ethics:5
  • The courses indicated are approved by the Society of Certified Seniors Advisors┬« and meet the guidelines set forth to qualify for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)┬« continuing education (CE) credit. For more information on the CSA CE requirement please contact SCSA at www.csa.us or 800-653-1785.

About the Instructor

Gisela Koufus, Rn, C.B.S., M.A. is an Author whose educational writing specialty is in Geriatrics. She has written and copyrighted over Thirty Educational Courses in Geriatrics specifically for the education of Long-term Care Administrators and Licensed Nurses. Ms. Koufus has also authored over 170 educational modules on the Geriatric population and are used nationwide to train Certified Nursing Assistants.
Ms. Koufus has been an approved Provider of CE programs for Licensed Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators by BRN and NHA and developed and offered CE Modules for Nursing Assistants to be used by Directors of Staff Development in Long Term Care Facilities throughout the United States and continues to work in this arena.