Elder abuse can be referred to as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. Elderly people often get abuse by people who should be their protector and carer, in most circumstances many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. If you suspect that an elderly person is at risk from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver, or being preyed upon financially, it’s important to speak up. Learning about the warning signs of elder abuse, what the risk factors are, and how you can prevent and report the problem it’s very vital in protecting the elderly from abuse, some of these abuse are;
Financial abuse, such as being robbed,also sexual abuse for example being sexual abused or raped. There is a common mistaken in what people believe that only abuse happens within a care setting, however this isn 't true. service users can be vulnerable in their community, if they look different or behave differently to the acceptance norms in society, they are easily targeted by groups. Because they believe they will not resist or they believe the vulnerable person is not considered reliable witness if a crime is committed against them due to their vulnerability. Abuse mostly happens in residential care homes, because they provide the potential for abuse to happen to an
Cooper, C., Selwood, A., & Livingston, G. (2008). The prevalence of elder abuse and neglect: a systematic review. Age and ageing, 37(2), 151-160. Department of Heath (2000) No Secrets: Guidance On Developing and Implementation of Multi-Agency Policies and Procedures to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Abuse.
By the end of Confronting Elderly Abuse in America, I was crying and upset. I felt so bad for the victims, and I couldn’t believe that so many people could hurt the elderly. I believe the state stated in the documentary was that nearly 90% are abused by someone they know. It’s devastating to know that those being abused put so much trust in the ones they love without knowing their loved ones are abusing their power. Although, the majority of elderly abuse cases are caused by a loved one or caregiver there are those cases that person abused was picked at random like husband’s grandma.
In the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome written by Dr.Joy DeGruy she explains how the past events in American history has lead to post traumatic slave syndrome. She explains that the way African Americans were treated during the slave era and after has had an everlasting effect on African Americans. The book goes on to describe how America has been denying its past and has not helped to integrated and level all the playing fields for African Americans. The book brings to light how we can try to contribute in making America a fair and equal place for all as most claim it to be. Through the book DeGruy talks about the four major contributing factors for the reason why America is the way it is.
Jasmine Ferrell 6th 06/10/16 Composition 10 Being A Black Female In America “ It is utterly exhausting being a Black in America- physically,mentally,and emotionally. While many minority groups and women feel similar stress, there is no respite or escape from your badge of color”, quoted by Marian Wright Edelman. Many women of different minority groups are authorized because of their race and the fact that they’re a woman, but it seems as if through history and present day Black women have it harder than the rest.
African Americans were not treated fairly during slavery. African Americans are just like everyone else and deserve the same right as everyone else, no one should be treated differently by their skin color. Frederick Douglass and Paul Dunbar both talk about slaves and being treated unfair. They both use personal experience to support their ideas. Paul Laurence Dunbar uses conflict in “we wear the mask” to get his point across about African Americans being treated unfairly after slavery ended.
In the late 1800's slavery was divided and different between the northern and southern states. Roughly 200,000 African Americans were free in America some of which born free and others who bought their freedom. All whom could share stories of cruelty instilled upon them while serving a master. Many stripped from their family as they grew up having to survive on their own. Beaten for whatever reason just to enforce upon them who was in charge and what would not be tolerated, and at times beaten for no reason at all as this was slavery.
¬ The Elder Justice Act (ACT) is an abuse prevention law enacted under the Affordable Care Act in 2010 ¬ Purpose of this law to the Elderly/Seniors from abuse ¬ The EJA is a strong mandate to promote recognition, reporting, and prevention of elder abuse ¬ It is estimated that 10 % of elderly experience some form of abuse, neglect or exploitation very year × “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defined elder abuse as any abuse and neglect of a person between the age of 60 and older by a caregiver or another person in relationship involving an expectation of trust” (Kleba & Falk, 2014) ¬ Types of Elder mistreatment under the EJA ACT ¬ Physical abuse ¬ Psychologic/ emotional abuse ¬ Sexual abuse ¬ Neglect ¬ Financial manipulation/material
Throughout history of the United States of America from as early back as it is available African American have suffered terribly at the hands of their white counterpart. According to history.com website “the continent of Africa was deprived of its most valuable resource – its healthiest and ablest men and women.” Unfortunately for them their status changes as they now take on a name role – Slaves”. (history.com) Marcus Mosiah Garvey a Jamaican born and Jamaica first National Hero stated that "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
During the Slave Trade, millions of African American people were taken from their homeland to be sold into slavery. They were only seen as desirable for their work, and were treated as animals. Dragged onto a large ship, these slaves would be forced to endure brutal living conditions both before and after they were bought. During their travels, they were beaten, starved, and insulted with vulgar language. These people were all seen as less than others due to something as trivial as the color of their skin.
The African-American race will never be fully relieved from the emotional pain that was instilled in them over hundreds of years of oppression and inequity. Slavery was a horrendous institution that was full of equally horrendous acts committed against African-American slaves on a daily basis. These acts are the basis of the psychological scar on African Americans. When a race or group of people is forced to endure suffering on the level which slaves experienced during slavery, the memory is not so easily forgotten. It sticks with them, leaving them, and their ancestors, with the burden of this mistreatment.
According to Woodson (1933), “The oppressor…teaches the negro that he has no worth-while past, that his race has done nothing significant since the beginning of time, and that there is no evidence that he will achieve anything great. (page #”) In other words, Woodson implies that throughout history, negroes were deceived of their past and were wrongfully taught that they contributed nothing to society except for their role as slaves; more specifically their history was subjugated. The course, Introduction to African American Studies is designed to recover the subjugated history of African Americans. It is also formed to give an overview of the culture, race, racism, family, and other specific topics such as women and voting rights in America.
abuse: When the service user lives with the carer, it may increase the chances for abuse to occur as this situation may cause stress and resentment if the carer feels he/she cannot cope. Not properly trained staff who do not receive any supervision or support at work, as well as stressed staff who are going through personal problems, or who do not like working in the care sector, may increase the risk of an individual being abused. In addition, patients who are not mobile, are confused, suffer from dementia or are aggressive or challenging, may also present an increase for the risk of an individual being abused, since the carer
African Americans have had a long history of oppression. They were forced to be slaved and kept under the white man’s control. They were segregated so that Blacks and Whites do not mix. Today, police brutality on the African American community led to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The LGBTQ community has also been oppressed.