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Elder Abuse & Mistreatment Quiz: The Answers

Elizabeth attended Lifespan's presentation on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Crimson Gardens, about recognizing and preventing elder abuse and mistreatment, and we posted a quiz to test your knowledge of emerging trends in the area of elder abuse. Here are the answers.Elder Mistreatment: An Overview & Emerging Trends1. Most elder abuse/mistreatment occurs in nursing homes: False.2. In most cultural groups in the United States, adult daughters are the primary caregivers for elderly people (excluding spouses): True.3. According to most studies, verbal abuse is the most common form of elder abuse: False. The top five are, in order, (1) neglect; (2) verbal; (3) financial; (4) physical; and (5) sexual.4. The Federal government appropriates equal amounts of money to combat each category of family violence: child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse: False. Child abuse allocations are over 90% of the available funding, domestic violence allocations are 6%, and elder abuse allocations are around 2%.5. Adult children are the primary perpetrators of elder abuse/mistreatment: True.6. Elderly women who are victims of domestic violence are reluctant to leave their husbands because they have gotten used to the abuse: True.7. Victims of elder abuse/mistreatment self-refer for help in approximately 5% of all the reported cases: True.Thanks again to Lifespan for the presentation and the quiz. For more information, contact Lifespan at 244-8400 or www.lifespan-roch.org

How Much Do You Know About Elder Abuse? Take the Quiz...

Elizabeth attended Lifespan's presentation today on recognizing and preventing elder abuse and mistreatment. Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of emerging trends in the area of elder abuse. The answers will be posted later this week.Elder Mistreatment: An Overview & Emerging TrendsTrue or False:1. Most elder abuse/mistreatment occurs in nursing homes ( T / F ).2. In most cultural groups in the United States, adult daughters are the primary caregivers for elderly people (excluding spouses) ( T / F ).3. According to most studies, verbal abuse is the most common form of elder abuse ( T / F ).4. The Federal government appropriates equal amounts of money to combat each category of family violence: child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse ( T / F ).5. Adult children are the primary perpetrators of elder abuse/mistreatment ( T / F ).6. Elderly women who are victims of domestic violence are reluctant to leave their husbands because they have gotten used to the abuse ( T / F ).7. Victims of elder abuse/mistreatment self-refer for help in approximately 5% of all the reported cases ( T / F ).Thanks to Lifespan for the presentation and the quiz, and again, the answers will follow later in the week! 

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