IA: Abuse of Dependent Adults

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Course Summary

A thorough review of adult dependent abuse, including definitions, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, and reasons for abuse. The course identifies indicators of adult abuse and summarizes reportable criteria for mandated reporting. It further outlines the process for evaluating reported abuse, lists interventions available to abused adults, suggests ways to communicate with victims, and proposes measures for preventing adult abuse.

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  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
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Criteria for Successful Completions
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

Post Test

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  • a. Only those over 85 whose physical and/or mental condition makes them dependent on others for care or protection.
  • b. Anyone under 18 whose physical and/or mental condition makes them dependent on others for care or protection.
  • c. Anyone over 18 whose physical and/or mental condition makes them dependent on others for care or protection.
  • d. Only those over 65 whose physical and/or mental condition makes them dependent on others for care or protection.


  • a. Income.
  • b. Gender.
  • c. Alcoholism.
  • d. Low levels of social support.


  • a. Partners, spouses, children, or other relatives.
  • b. Home intruders, muggers, or other criminals.
  • c. Caretakers and healthcare personnel.
  • d. Accountants, financial advisors, and bankers.


  • a. True
  • b. False


  • a. They fear retaliation by the abuser.
  • b. They have a history of complaining.
  • c. They have a history of abuse.
  • d. They lack confidence that someone will care.


  • a. Retaliation.
  • b. Unresolved conflict.
  • c. Close family ties.
  • d. History of alcohol and drug abuse.


  • a. Provide a single, statewide source of information.
  • b. Collect data for future legislation.
  • c. Provide law enforcement with background checks.
  • d. Encourage each locality to establish its own registry.


  • a. Suspend the caregiver until further notice.
  • b. Investigate the family for any previous infractions of the law.
  • c. Notify law enforcement immediately.
  • d. Begin an appropriate evaluation or assessment.


  • a. Over age 21 and living with parents.
  • b. Over age 18 and requires assistance with self-care.
  • c. Past their 16th birthday and truant from school.
  • d. Over age 18 with an unconventional lifestyle.


  • a. True
  • b. False


  • a. True
  • b. False


  • a. Reminiscing about earlier sexual exploits.
  • b. Sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.
  • c. Joking about sexual scenes on TV.
  • d. Teasing residents about their attraction for one another.


  • a. True
  • b. False


  • a. Person’s checkbook has not been balanced for more than 3 months.
  • b. Person claims to be the “black sheep” of the family.
  • c. Unexplained weight gain is noted.
  • d. Lifestyle is not reflective of income or assets.


  • a. Withholding food or medications.
  • b. Failure to provide physical aids such as hearing aids.
  • c. Withholding TV privileges.
  • d. Failure to provide safety precautions.


  • a. True
  • b. False


  • a. Show special interest through gifts, touching, or setting up time to be alone.
  • b. Gain trust by being meticulous about caretaker duties.
  • c. Take care of the person’s physical needs.
  • d. Pay attention to hairdressing.


  • a. Report it to law enforcement.
  • b. Inform management of the healthcare facility.
  • c. Report it orally or in writing to DHS or DIA within 24 hours.
  • d. Talk to the suspected abuser to try to persuade a change in behavior.


  • a. When the abuse occurred.
  • b. After you have reported it to your supervisor.
  • c. The first full day after you suspect abuse.
  • d. When you first suspect abuse.


  • a. Prevents the release of information except to a legal representative of the patient.
  • b. Insists that mandated reporters be identified publicly to ensure fairness.
  • c. Waives the rule preventing release of information about patients.
  • d. Ensures immunity from any liability for Iowa reporters.


  • a. Founded with cause; founded without cause; and unfounded.
  • b. True; not true; and undetermined.
  • c. Founded; unfounded; and confirmed, not registered.
  • d. Founded; not founded; and confirmed.


  • a. True
  • b. False


  • a. Tell the individual about appropriate advocacy groups.
  • b. Offer several suggestions that you think would be best for the person.
  • c. Take a firm hand in planning for the person, who is probably traumatized.
  • d. Think of the person as needy and vulnerable.


  • a. Take the lead in conversation about the abuse.
  • b. Make sure they understand that it was not their fault.
  • c. Try to lighten the mood with humor.
  • d. Urge them to share their experience with other residents.

Answer Sheet

IA: Abuse of Dependent Adults

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Course Evaluation

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