Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. Especially in a nursing home setting accidents leading to occasional injuries are inevitable in order to prevent these occurrences nursing home facilities should implement injury prevention techniques to ensure that these accidents are avoided when possible. According to the national committee for the prevention of elder abuse about 5 percent of the older population has suffered from some kind of abuse as the population of seniors in the us continues to expand so will the issues related to elder abuse in our country. Injury prevention preventing elder abuse because of increased dependence older people can be at risk for neglect and other forms of abuse including physical financial and psychological this program teaches the viewer to understand and recognize the signs of elder abuse
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