Abusive Relationships: Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation


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Brenda visits her mother Alice at the nursing home, and notices dark bruises on Alice's forearms. Which form of abuse did Alice most likely suffer?

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1. Elder abuse focuses on intentional and _____ acts that cause or risk causing harm to elderly individuals.

2. Why can emotional abuse be difficult to detect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is elder abuse and in what ways is it manifested? The quiz/worksheet combo for this lesson will test your understanding of the aspects of this behavior.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Elder abuse statistics
  • What constitutes elder abuse
  • A non-physical type of abuse
  • The group most likely to be abused
  • The definition of caregiver burnout

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the ways in which elder abuse can occur
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the types of elder abuse
  • Distinguishing differences: compare and contrast physical and non-physical elder abuse
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about caregiver burnout

Additional Learning

To learn more about elder abuse, review the accompanying lesson called Abusive Relationships: Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define elder abuse
  • Learn about the reported number of cases on elder abuse in 2010
  • Distinguish between types of elder abuse
  • Read examples of each type of abuse
  • Understand the factors and causes of caregiver burnout