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Synonyms for abuse

Synonyms for abuse

to use wrongly and improperly

to take advantage of unfairly

to hurt or injure by maltreatment

to attack with harsh, often insulting language

Synonyms for abuse

change the inherent purpose or function of something

use wrongly or improperly or excessively

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Attorney-General, Christian Porter, announced the National Plan today, in a speech to the Fifth National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney.
Lesley Carcary, Director, Action on Elder Abuse Scotland
The Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) is free and available 24/7 to anyone who needs support--whether they are experiencing abuse, witness it, or are worried about an older person.
Results: The pooled prevalences of elder abuse were 10.
Miller, who has been a nurse practitioner, geriatric care manager, clinical nurse specialist, and staff nurse who has cared for older adults in various settings, offers a guide for nurses to elder abuse.
Neglect: The National Research Council (NRC) (11) definition of elder abuse, with its inclusion of vulnerability as a core concept associated with victims, provides the most explicit link with neglect of older care dependent adults.
The best way for older people to protect themselves is to be informed, to ensure friends and family know the warning signs and to act when they suspect elder abuse.
About 41 out of every 1,000 seniors report major financial exploitation, which is higher than self-reported rates of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse or neglect, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse.
1) In an article examining the Medicare website and the prevalence of elder abuse in nursing homes, Thomas detailed deficient health care and understaffing challenges along with other problems with staff and medical care at Rosewood.
In February 2016, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) received terms of reference from the Attorney-General of Australia for an inquiry to look into how existing Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks could be improved to better safeguard and protect older Australian's from elder abuse.
In its simplest form, elder abuse refers to the intentional infliction of injury or neglect of an older adult by a caregiver.
Faculty at an associate degree nursing program developed and implemented elder abuse and intimate partner violence simulation scenarios for a Health Systems Concepts course.
The three-year $3-million Elder Abuse Co-ordinated Community Response grant program will allocate about $1 million per year.
Elder abuse triples the risk of premature death, and victims of such abuse are four times more likely to be admitted to a nursing home and three times more likely to be hospitalized.