Preventing Dependent Adult Abuse

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Course Objectives

 Why it is vital for health care workers, family caregivers, and community organizations to prevent abuse among dependent adults.

 Suggestions regarding how one might mitigate risks for abuse and neglect.

 Techniques caregivers can use to recognize signs of abuse and how to deal with barriers associated with reporting abuse.

 How to document cases of abuse and incidents involving caregivers. Who to contact if you suspect abuse.

Course Description

Many vulnerable adults are at risk of mistreatment and negligence. In fact, most elder abuse occurs at the hands of family members and frontline health care workers. One of the best strategies for preventing dependent adult abuse is having a working knowledge of the risk factors. This course highlights why it is vital for health care workers, family caregivers, and community organizations to prevent abuse among dependent adults. You will also learn the techniques a caregiver can use to recognize signs of abuse and how to deal with barriers associated with reporting abuse.


Regulations/Board Approvals

Our courses are designed to help you meet your continuing education requirements as listed in 42 CFR 484.36 which means they are appropriate for family members, unlicensed caregivers, and direct care workers employed by Home Care and Assisted Living providers.

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$12.99

CE Credits Hours: 1.00

This course is provided in partnership with Caregiver support services
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