Elder abuse and neglect training can help attorneys, legal professionals, hospital administrators, caregivers, HR professionals, nursing home administrators and other professionals get the training they need to protect vulnerable seniors. This training is important for career advancement and helping caring professionals make a real impact in their work.
Lorman Education Services offers flexible online training that lets you study on your own time. Learn about the most important topics related to elder abuse through our constantly-updated online elder abuse and neglect training. Our online training lets you study when you have time, from the comfort of your home or office.
What Are the Types of Abuse Elder Abuse Training Can Help You Detect?
There many types of elder abuse which can impact seniors:
- Sexual abuse. This form of abuse can include unwanted touching, sexual assault and rape. It can leave victims with transmittable diseases, physical injury and emotional trauma.
- Financial abuse. Financial abuse can include outright stealing of assets or can mean convincing elderly residents at a nursing home or those in care to hand over assets, cash or bank account information to the perpetrator. It leads to the elderly being robbed of assets and sometimes being without any resources to pay for basics.
- Emotional abuse. Emotional abuse includes shouting, intimidation, name-calling and similar behavior. It can be frightening and may be combined with other forms of abuse. It often leaves victims afraid to speak up.
- Medical abuse. Medical abuse can involve over-medicating a senior to make them more compliant. It can also mean withholding medical attention or medicine.
- Physical abuse. This can include shoving, punching, hitting, pinching and other forms of physical assault. Because the elderly may have osteoporosis or other medical conditions, any physical injuries can take longer to heal and may lead to complications.
- Neglect. While many forms of abuse are an overt attack, neglect is the opposite. These acts can involve failure to provide basics, such as food and water. They can also mean a lack hygiene or failure to provide basic living conditions. This can mean leaving an elderly person in hot weather or failing to provide warmth in cool temperatures. Neglect can also mean leaving someone alone for extended periods of time and allowing bedsores or isolation to occur.
Training With Lorman Education Services
Lorman Education Services has a variety of training resources and we are committed to helping you broaden your knowledge. Our training resources can help teach administrators, attorneys, advocates and other professionals about the legal aspects of elder care and abuse. Training can also help them learn how to detect the signs of abuse and respond appropriately.
If you would like to start training today, sign up for an All-Access Pass from Lorman Education Services to get one year of access to the entire Lorman Education Services resource library. Or, sign up for an individual training module. If you need training for your whole team or a different solution, contact Lorman Education Services to learn about our on-site and custom training solutions.