Elder Abuse/vulnerable adult abuse: Screening, assessment & resources

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This first portion of this session will give a general overview of elder abuse, including the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and aging changes that make older adults vulnerable to abuse. It will also discuss how to take a trauma informed approach to care, as well as how to screen and report abuse. The second half of the session will cover the definitions of vulnerable adult, abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults under Michigan law. It will also cover the warning signs of financial exploitation and the parasitic living arrangements that lead to financial exploitation.

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