elderly neglect

elderly neglect

The failure for a caregiver to meet the needs of a dependent elderly person, which may be intentional–eg, withholding of food, medications, failure to clean or bathe, or unintentional, resulting from genuine ignorance of–or physical inability to address–a particular need
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We read about elderly neglect and abuse by so-called carers.
It comes as the Ombudsman said the NHS was failing to respond to the needs of older people, citing 10 "harrowing" cases of elderly neglect.
The current legislation in no way reflects the seriousness of elderly neglect."

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