Threats to institutionalize or abandon
Physical and/or sexual abuse:
Not willing or able to obtain adequate food/clothing/shelter
Not providing for personal hygiene/safety
Interpersonal interactions at the scene:
Medical condition requiring admission
Abuse or neglect renders home conditions unsafe.
Need for m...
Entertaining the possibility of abuse or neglect in an elder patient offers the best possibility of diagnosis and successful intervention.
Only ∼1/3 of healthcare providers identifi...
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Cooper C, Selwood A, Livingston G. Knowledge, detect...
995.80 Adult maltreatment, unspecified
995.81 Adult physical abuse
995.82 Adult emotional/psychological abuse
995.83 Adult sexual abuse
995.84 Adult neglect (nutritional)
995.85 Other adult abuse...
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