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Family Problems (cont'd)

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
Sociology 2140
Professor
Cathy Thorpe

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Lecture 15Feb 13 2012 Family Problems contdVideo A House Divided y Elderly care negatively affected family dynamics y Elders rarely press charges for abuse y Immigrant minorities suffer the most among the elderly y Types of abuse witnessed physical neglect psychological financial y Some stay with families because of financial strain y Multidiscipline team worked together to help elder y Neglect is the act of failing to provide basic care for elderly isolating family member to a single room in house keeping grandchildren away y 70 females typically with physical or mental disability that puts them into a dependency on care giver y Many problems faced by elders get exaggerated by their lack of interaction with people y In terms of finance children are depended on elderly parents and situations flips after elderly parents have been taken advantage of y Verbal putdown is the most reported abuse y Individuals with mental illness are very dependent on their caregivers y Most elderly calling help lines are due to loneliness y How common is abuse in institutional settings o 31 Rough handling 28 yelling of patients 10 hitting or shoving patients reported o Isolation or hidden aspects make it easier for abuse to occur o Dependence on the young because they are viewed as ablebodiedIllusion o Social proces
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