Abuse of Older Adults (BSHS/407)




Many defenseless members of society are abused. We have examined abuse directed at children and adults however, the older adult population is also mistreated, and this can have differing effects on the family.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the abuse of older adults. Include the following:

  • From your research, profile three issues that are associated with abuse of older adults.
  • Describe changes in social policy that may have impacted how human service professionals can support this population.
  • Consider the needs of older adults and describe the type of service plan that should be created for those who experience abuse. Be sure to include the ethical guidelines for human service professionals.
  • Propose a human service program for older adults who experience abuse.
  • Describe how human service agencies can prevent future abuse of older adults and support self-empowerment.

Include a minimum of 3 sources.

Format your presentation and paper consistent with APA guidelines.


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