Deviation in the Standard of Geriatric Care Resulting in Elder Abuse

Evaluate breaches in the standard of care when determining whether or not there has been a Deviation in the Standard of Geriatric Care Resulting in Elder Abuse

Answer the following questions to find out if the standard of care was followed for your case.

  • From which of the following types of abuse did the elderly patient suffer? (Choose all that apply)
    Physical abuse
    Sexual abuse
    Psychological / emotional abuse
    Neglect
    Abandonment
    Financial / material abuse
    None of the above
    Answer unknown

  • With which of the following indications for admission into a health care facility did the elderly patient present? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Did the elderly patient keep regular healthcare visits? Why is this important?
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  • Was a medical history obtained from the elderly patient? Why is this important?
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  • Was a falls risk assessment conducted and documented? Why is this important?
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  • With which of the following risk factor did the care giver possess? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • With which of the following elder risk factors did the patient present? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • With which of the following risk factors for institutional abuse did the patient possess? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following did the elderly suffer from? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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Older adults are rehabilitated for a variety of conditions in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and they are often at an increased risk for falling during their stay.

    (2012) 23 EPMRCA 2 305-314 



  • Which of the following interventions were performed to assess for dehydration? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following safety precautions were implemented? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Which assessment tool was utilized to evaluate the patient’s risk for decubitus ulcer development? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following interventions were initiated for the prevention of decubitus ulcers? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Was the decubitus ulcer staged? Why is this important?
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  • Did the patient develop an infection? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following measures were initiated to manage malnutrition in elderly patients? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Did the institution conduct thorough background checks on all its employees? Why is this important?
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The United States Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 was enacted to create a coordinated, nationwide system of state criminal background checks to enhance the chances of identifying individuals with problematic backgrounds of preying on the elderly and to provide assurance to long-term care employers and the residents they care for that potentially abusive workers will not be hired into positions of providing services to the extremely vulnerable residents of our nation’s long term care facilities. (Pin-point cite to section (2)(b)(1)(3))

    2007 H.R. 3078, 110 H.R. 3078 



  • Was a physical examination performed? Why is this important?
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  • Was the medical history and physical examination documented? Why is this important?
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