Self-neglect is among the most prevalent types of elder maltreatment that geriatric care managers run against. An older adult may no longer be able to execute necessary self-care due to physical, mental, or cognitive impairment. They may exhibit poor personal hygiene, seem underweight, emaciated, or dehydrated, live in filthy or progressively unclean conditions, and struggle to handle their finances and medications.
- Unusual weight loss
- Taking mismatched medication
- Missing meals
- Unhygienic living
- Threatens his/her health and safety
- An increased risk of infection
- Medical negligence
- Effect quality of life
- Higher chances of mortality
- Nutritional deficiency
How Online Counselling can be helpful?
Elderly person neglects themselves by failing to take their meds, pay their bills, or keep themselves clean and well-groomed. And merely withholding necessary care, like as medication or nutrition, is considered neglect. A great option for elderly adults to connect with others going through similar challenges is geriatric group therapy. Group therapy may also help to minimize social isolation.
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