Topic outline

  • Abuse & Neglect Among Older People [PSW/Family Caregivers]

    graphic of crowd of people with blue silouetted figures hiddenThe issue of abuse and neglect of older people is an important one that we must understand in order to prevent, identify and assist with.

    “Abuse and neglect of older adults” refers to different forms of abuse, mistreatment, violence or other harm directed at older adults. In the course you will review the different kinds of abuse and neglect that can occur. Abuse often occurs with persons who are in positions of trust or authority and can occur to anyone whether they are ill or not. The course uses reflection and case studies to enhance and reinforce learning.

    PLEASE NOTE: These courses are open to the public with no registration required.  However, if you wish to access a Course Completion Certificate for a course, you must be enrolled as a student.  To do so please contact info@sageducation.ca.


    Course Outline

    • Course Description & Resources
    • Pre-Assessment
    • Lesson 1: Legislation, Standards & Definitions
    • Lesson 2: The Complexity of Abuse
    • Lesson 3: Signs of Abuse
    • Lesson 4: Caring for an Abused Person
    • Post-Assessment


    Course Completion Criteria

    In order to complete this course you must view and follow all the Lesson Modules. Please note that the Quizzes embedded in these modules, as well as the Pre and Post Assessments are provided to enhance your own understanding of the material and are not counted as formal marks.   

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  • PSW/Family Caregivers - Abuse & Neglect > Pre-Assessment

    This simple quiz provides a means of measuring your understanding of the topic before you start this course. When compared with the post-assessment quiz, the data we collect helps us measure the effectiveness of our course design and content as well as providing helpful feedback for the learner.

    In some cases these pre and post course assessments will be required by your employer as part of a quality improvement initiative and/or as indicators of understanding of site-based required educational activities.

  • PSW/Family Caregivers - Abuse & Neglect > Lesson 1: Legislation, Standards and Definitions

    photo of older man with a hand over his mouthThis lesson delves into the law, legislation and regulations and reporting requirements that agency have with regards to abuse and neglect. You will review the relationship between ageism and how it may lead to abusive situations or beliefs.
  • PSW/Family Caregivers - Abuse & Neglect > Lesson 2: The Complexity of Abuse

    photo of older man in wheelchair being scolded This lesson provides you with information so that you will understand why abuse occurs, who abuses older people, where the abuse occurs and details the characteristics of abusers and those who are at the receiving end of abuse. It is important to note that abused older people may be very capable and not traditionally vulnerable people. There is a risk profile described that will help guide you.
  • PSW/Family Caregivers - Abuse & Neglect > Lesson 3: Signs of Abuse

    Photo of elderly woman looking sadThis lesson reviews the signs of abuse that will help you identify the different types of abuse. Your will be alerted to behaviours that are exhibited by the abuser and those displayed by the abused older person.
  • PSW/Family Caregivers- Abuse & Neglect > Lesson 4: Caring for An Abused Older Person

    photo of woman with black eye and tape over mouth Lesson 4 introduces you to basic elements of care that an older person should expect. They are safety, shelter, home support services/housing, emotional support, counselling and information on the criminal justice system. A sample screening tool is presented as well as information on what steps you might take if you suspect someone is being abused.
  • PSW/Family Caregivers - Abuse & Neglect > Post Assessment & Course Feedback

    This simple quiz provides a means of measuring your understanding of the topic after completing this course. When compared with the pre-assessment quiz, the data we collect helps us measure the effectiveness of our course design and content as well as providing helpful feedback for the learner.

    In some cases these pre and post course assessments will be required by your employer as part of a quality improvement initiative and/or as indicators of understanding of site-based required educational activities.