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Violence and Injury Prevention

Elder abuse

WHO/Sergey Volkov

The abuse of older adults occurs all too frequently but remains a largely hidden problem. It is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations. Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences, increased risk of nursing home placement, use of emergency services, hospitalization and death. Promising prevention and response strategies include:
? professional awareness campaigns to help health care workers recognize elder abuse
? caregiver support to reduce stress and training on dementia
? residential care policies to define and improve standards of care

fact buffet

16%of older people were abused in the past year

Factsheet

Only 4%66顺彩票appof elder abuse is reported

Infographic
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41%66顺彩票appof WHO Member States report having a national action plan for preventing elder abuse

Global status report on violence prevention
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