(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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- Plural: elder abuses
- Coltrane, Scott and Randall Collins. 2001. Sociology of Marriage & the Family: Gender, Love, and Property. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
- child abuse
- intimate partner violence (IPV)
OpenStax College. 2012. Challenges Facing the Elderly. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42880/1.2/).