Defining The Problem Of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is the main issue affect all over the world. Many aged people are not aware of their disease which causes trouble in their health. Elder people became unhealthy which creates a situation of dependence on others that cause as a victim of abuse. Aged people have their own virtues and nobility. They should be respected by their families as well as the health worker. For the prevention of senior neglect, there are more relevant codes, legislation, and documentation of the issue. Health care professional plays a vital role to provide the legal right and nobility to the aged people. Senior resident’s health is treated by the health care employee, so any harm or issue of abuse is reported to the higher level. The care facilitator also delivered the proper person-centered care with their implication of work for the benefits of senior residents.

The top concern of old people’s health is neglected by the health care facilities in Australia. Kind of abuse by care staff to the senior resident in the facilities causes death due to the pain of pressure ulcers. This incidence was reported to the Australian law reform commission in 2017. The examination was done to advise authorize examiner to reduce death and brings a positive outcome (Sharp, Schulz Moore, & McLaws, 2018). The approach of strategies of restraint and locking old people in room whole day in the case of dementia is not assumed as the harm to aged people. As health care professionals and students in Australia are given well-trained knowledge to provide benefits in the health of senior residents (Dow et al., 2013). Australian rural area is more prone to harm for aged people. As in the village area, there is a lack of facilities than cities so elder people suffer from critical issues. To prevent the issue, the quarterly examination is done. The policy of senior abuse in village communities is difficult. Australia has planned the first national plan to prevent elder abuse and provide knowledge to enhance help but there was many restrictions occur. Thus, the authority of policy was not fully supported in the rural area (Blundell & Warren, 2019).

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