Elder Abuse And Neglect

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Elder Abuse And Neglect

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT QUIZ Please enter your full first AND last name


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Elderly people with dementia who are living with the caregiver are at a higher risk of abuse than the general population of people over 65.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Neglect is defined as the failure to provide needed care.  Which of the following are examples on neglect:
    • A. 

      Over or under medicating

    • B. 

      Leaving an older person alone for long periods of time

    • C. 

      Failure to provide adequate food or clothing

    • D. 

      Hitting, slapping, kicking or punching

  • 3. 
    Stealing money, checks, and/or possessions, or misusing funds or possessions are examples of:
    • A. 

      Neglect

    • B. 

      Financial abuse

    • C. 

      Emothional abuse

  • 4. 
    Injuries, which have not received medical attention, are a possible indicator of neglect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you suspect a family member or another caregiver of abuse or neglect, it is your responsibility to report it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    It is not possible for the caregiver to be abused by the person he or she is trying to help.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Certain diseases may cause behavior changes that the person you are caring for is incapable of controlling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Indicators of possible emotional abuse include (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      The care recipient’s behavior changes. He or she begins to withdraw, appears depressed,and/or cries frequently.

    • B. 

      The caregiver talks down to, humiliates, or shouts at the person in their care.

    • C. 

      Caregiver watches TV with the person they are caring for.

  • 9. 
    Bedsores, trash build-up, soiled sheets and clothing that appear to be days old and filthy bathrooms and kitchens are all indicators of possible neglect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Family members and victims often try to hide the abuse out of fear or shame.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False