Elder maltreatment is a serious problem in the United States:
- Between 1 and 2 million older Americans (over age 65) are abused each year.
- Not all cases of elder abuse or neglect are reported.
The Joint Commission has a standard for victims of abuse or neglect (Standard PC.01.02.09). The rationale for the standard explains the important role of healthcare workers in identifying victims.
In this course, you will learn how to identify, assess, refer, and report victims of elder abuse and neglect. This will help you:
- Improve public health and your agency's quality of patient care
- Maintain compliance with The Joint Commission Standard PC.01.02.09