Discussion: South Africa is a multicultural nation, plagued by HIV/AIDS, poverty and the remaining effects of the legacy of apartheid. Elder abuse is one of the most important problems encountered by the elderly. Alamy (left)/Pari Dukovic /Trunk Archive. Perpetrators include children, other family members, and spouses—as well as staff at nursing homes, assisted living, and other facilities. This paper provides a narrative review of elder abuse in South Africa and is not a systematic review. Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been entangled in a recent case of alleged financial exploitation.

Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. Physical abuse means inflicting physical pain or injury upon an older adult. by John Rosengren, AARP Bulletin, August 29, 2018 | Comments: 0. Elsie Yan is an assistant professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong. By Stacy Rapacon , Contributor March 5, 2018

Health, economical and psychological dimensions of the experience of aging also pose risk for elder abuse. This study aims to determine the abuse to which elder people are exposed based upon their own evaluations and to investigate the risk factors associated with elder abuse. 3 Estimates of prevalence vary widely, but recent studies, including a 2008 systematic review, have suggested that 5%–10% of older adults report experiencing abuse. 7 Ways to Prevent Financial Elder Abuse High-profile charges of financial exploitation raise troubling questions. “Between October 2017 and March 2018, there were 72 cases of elder abuse, 42 cases of abuse occurring in private homes and 30 cases reported in elderly caregiving facilities in Elder abuse is increasingly recognized as an important problem associated with significantly increased rates of hospital admission, 1 nursing home placement 2 and mortality. These figures suggest that the prevalence of elder abuse is similar in the United Kingdom to other Western societies though prevalence varies considerably worldwide. Her dissertation focuses on abuse of older persons with dementia in the People’s Republic of China.

4, 5 In December 2012, the … Fourteen articles on elder abuse in South Africa were selected for further review. Here's how to protect yourself and your family. The main types of elder abuse (neglect, physical, psychological, financial, sexual) were described in the early days of the recognition of the syndrome and will be well known to most geriatricians. Beware Elder Financial Abuse in the Family Aging boomers are particularly at risk for economic abuse perpetrated by friends, family or neighbors. Elder abuse, also referred to as elder mistreatment, is any abuse or neglect of a person aged 60 or older by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that threatens his or her health or safety. Her research focuses on elder abuse and other forms of domestic violence, elder sexuality, and dementia care. What is elder abuse? It is difficult to determine the prevalence of elder abuse because many times cases are not reported.