elder abuse

(noun) “[W]hen a caretaker intentionally deprives an older  of care or harms the person in their charge” (OpenStax College 2012).

Audio Pronunciation: (eld·er a·buse)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: elder abuses

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Challenges Facing the Elderly. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42880/1.2/).

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