Elder Abuse: Curbing a National Epidemic : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, Cleveland, Ohio, December 10, 1990

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Page 10 - Yet somehow our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Page 53 - abuse" means the willful— (A) infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish; or (B) deprivation by a person, including a caregiver, of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness.
Page 53 - neglect' means the failure to provide for oneself the goods or services which are necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness or the failure of a caretaker to provide such goods or services.
Page 20 - If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have the energy.
Page 53 - Exploitation" means the unlawful or improper act of a caretaker using an adult or his resources for monetary or personal benefit, profit, or gain. (H) "In need of protective services...
Page 39 - ... caregiver, for care and protection. A profile of the elder abuser also emerges. The likely abuser will usually be experiencing great stress. Alcoholism, drug addiction, marital problems and long-term financial difficulties all play a role in bringing a person to abuse his or her parents. The son of the victim is the most likely abuser, followed by the daughter of the victim. It is interesting to note that the abuser, in many cases, was abused by the parents as a child.
Page 53 - Its designated agency to an adult who has been determined by evaluation to require them for the prevention, correction, or discontinuance of an act of as well as conditions resulting from abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Protective services may include, but are not limited to. case work services, medical care, mental health services, legal services, fiscal management, home health care, homemaker services, housing-related services, guardianship services, and placement services as well as the provision...
Page 45 - And I am very pleased to be here this morning and I appreciate the invitation to speak before you.
Page 53 - ... person assuming the responsibility for the care of an adult on a voluntary basis, by contract, through receipt of payment for care, as a result of a family relationship, or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction. (D) "Court" means the probate court in the county where an adult resides.
Page 20 - I would be happy to answer any questions. Ms. DAKAR. Thank you very much for coming here and telling us your sad story.

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