• Prevention
  • We strongly urge you to continue to educate yourself about the problem of elder abuse, share what you learn with others, report concerns, get involved in community prevention efforts, and make a long term commitment to reach out to those who are vulnerable. (docplayer.net)
  • In Kentucky, advocates of elder abuse prevention have encouraged individuals to wear purple to show their commitment to protecting older citizens and spreading the awareness message. (ky.gov)
  • Earlier this month, representatives from the LCCEAAs gathered in Frankfort for a recognition luncheon and information session on elder abuse prevention. (ky.gov)
  • Physical
  • The term is quite broad and encompasses many different types of mistreatment: Physical abuse Use of force to threaten or physically injure a vulnerable elder. (docplayer.net)
  • Young children lack many basic communication skills and so must resort to expressive means involving crying, screaming, or even physical aggression. (hmpfmlaw.com)
  • Substance abuse has come to refer to the overindulgence in and dependence of a drug or other chemical leading to effects that are very harmful to the individual's physical and mental health. (medicalhealthsites.com)
  • harm
  • Elder abuse is any knowing, intended, or careless act that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older person physically, mentally, emotionally, or financially. (docplayer.net)
  • To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff shaken baby syndrome lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., to speak with a knowledgeable adviser regarding the harm inflicted on your child. (hmpfmlaw.com)
  • call
  • If you believe an elderly person is being abused, neglected or exploited, call (800) 752-6200, the state's abuse hotline. (ky.gov)
  • Health
  • 2 The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource for elder rights advocates, adult protective services professionals, law enforcement and legal professionals, medical and mental health providers, public policy leaders, researchers, and concerned citizens. (docplayer.net)
  • June 15, 2010) - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is reminding Kentuckians that even one case of elder abuse is one too many as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15. (ky.gov)
  • Professor Sir Roy Meadow was the first professional to use the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy in a paper published by The Lancet in 1977, titled The Hinterlands of Child Abuse, which he wrote whilst working for the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • themselves
  • From the above statement, it is clear that Meadow actually stated that, because he and his colleagues could not understand how the mother had persuaded the small child to ingest large amounts of salt, they had force-fed the child with salt themselves to see if it could be done! (medicalkidnap.com)
  • case
  • From the onset, the paper was deemed problematic because the second case study Meadow used as evidence of MSBP-type abuse described a child presenting with excessive sodium (salt) in the blood. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • time
  • As there is no clear indication within the paper as to the time factor between Meadow and his team feeding the child the excess salt and his subsequent death, it is difficult to determine if the excess salt given was the possible cause. (medicalkidnap.com)
  • anyone
  • Elder abuse is a crime that can touch anyone. (docplayer.net)
  • Sexual abuse Sexual contact that is forced, tricked, threatened, or otherwise coerced upon another person, including anyone who is unable to grant consent. (docplayer.net)
  • LCCEA membership is free and open to anyone interested in working to prevent elder abuse in their community. (ky.gov)
  • levels
  • If the child had an underlying condition causing raised levels of sodium, it may not have been the mother that caused the child to die but Meadow and his colleagues feeding the child extra salt that ultimately led to his death. (medicalkidnap.com)