Management of Elder Abuse Through Social Support

Management of Elder Abuse Through Social Support

Akbar Husain (Aligarh Muslim University, India) and Nongzaimayum Tawfeeq Alee (Aligarh Muslim University, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3480-8.ch005

Abstract

This chapter is an attempt to highlight the numerous ways in which elders are abused in our society and the ways to support them. A concise account in ways elders are vulnerable and how they are exploited are discussed in the chapter as well as remedies to these problems. The chapter includes types of abuse faced by elders and the consequences they face due to it. It also discusses Social Support as the main remedy, social support as an acronym of 13 types of social support. The chapter concludes by recommendation of how elder abuse can be stopped or at least controlled.
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Types Of Abuse

There are several types of abuse of older people that are generally recognized as being elder abuse, including: (Robinson, 2012; what is Elder Abuse, 2012).

Key Terms in this Chapter

Social Support: Social support is the feeling or experience of having others who love and care for an individual.

Elder Abuse: Elder abuse is a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm of distress to an older person”.

Old Age Homes: Homes for the aged are ideal for elderly people who are alone, face health problems, depression and loneliness.

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