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Elder Mistreatment in Acute Care Settings › Identification

Recognizing elder mistreatment in the acute care setting

Physical injury or psychological consequences of mistreatment may lead to the older adult's hospitalization. This could be the first and/or only time a healthcare provider suspects some form of elder mistreatment.  It may be the only chance to get help beyond care for the immediate physical of psychological symptoms.

 

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