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Financial Abuse as a Type of Elderly Abuse among Elderly People Residing in Senior Centers


İstanbul Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Sosyal Hizmet Bölümü

Arch Health Sci Res 2016; 3: 48-56
DOI: 10.17681/hsp.78913
Read: 2790 Downloads: 967 Published: 18 December 2019

Intrduction and Goal: The number of elderly people affected by elderly abuse is increasing day by day in all over the World. Studies done on financial abuse of elderly people are very limited especially in Turkey. The goal of this research is to define whether elderly people had been exposed to financial abuse before or/and after being placed in senior centers. Method: 100 elderly people living in Etiler Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Elderly People, Zeytinburnu Semiha Şakir Senior Center and Sultangazi Senior Center had been interviewed face to face. Findings: It was determined through the research that most of the elderly people had been exposed to financial abuse to a considerable extent. It has seen that most of the participants had gone through financial abuse more, before being replaced to senior centers. Yet, most stated that even though the density of financial abuse was decreased after being replaced to senior centers, they keep experiencing it to some extent. Results: It was found out that elderly people had been exposed to “economic abuse” considerably.

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