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Definition of Abuse, elder

Abuse, elder: The physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of an elderly person, usually one who is disabled or frail. Like child abuse, elder abuse is a crime that all health and social services professionals are mandated to report.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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