The Mistreatment Of The Elderly

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Resilience Elderly mistreatment is a topic that is constantly talked about. Elderly people are believed to be weak and fragile which is thought to put them at risk to abuse. With old age comes the risk of not having family members or secure relationships. Elderly people are forced into homes or forced into trusting people they have no prior relationship with. The elderly population is more at risk to abuse on a physical, emotional, and mental level. With elder mistreatment comes the aspect of the elderly trying to work out the problems on their own which in turn can lead to the issue being neglected. Elders who are unable to live in assisted living facilities or nursing homes face the risk of going uncared for and not receiving medical attention
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