Its mission is to promote the application of psychological knowledge to issues affecting the health and well-being of older adults. The Office on Aging also supports the work of the APA Committee on Aging.
Keeping this in consideration, how do I report elder abuse in Iowa?
Reporting Elder Abuse
- If you think that an older adult is in immediate, life-threatening danger, dial 911.
- If you suspect that an older adult is being mistreated, contact the Iowa Department of Human Services Dependent Adult Abuse hotline at 1-800-362-2178, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Additionally, what are 4 types of caregivers?
The most common type of caregiver is the family caregiver: someone who takes care of a family member without pay. The other types are professional, independent, private, informal, and volunteer caregivers.
What are the categories of dependent adult abuse?
The law says elder or dependent adult abuse is: Physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction (taking the person out of the state against his or her will), or other behavior that causes physical harm, pain, or mental suffering; OR.
EISEP services include non-medical in-home services such as housekeeping, personal care, respite, case management, and related services (such as emergency response systems).
a. “Elder abuse” means any of the following: (1) Physical injury to, or injury which is at a variance with the history given of the injury, or unreasonable confinement, unreasonable punishment, or assault of a vulnerable elder by a person not otherwise governed by chapter 235E.