Nursing, Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Types of Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse, Financial Abuse, Healthcare Abuse



Physical Abuse: Physical Abuse causes harm to a client by hitting, striking, pinching, twisting, burning, force-feeding, or leaving a client in urine or feces causing skin breakdown, which is also neglect.

Emotional Abuse: Emotional Abuse causes harm by threatening, teasing, scaring, using angry, foul language, or making demeaning or insulting statements that cause sadness, depression or general upset.

Neglect: Neglect causes harm when a client's needs are not met, and the caregiver fails to provide care to the best of their skill level.

Sexual Abuse: Sexual Abuse occurs when someone is used in a sexual manner without his or her knowledge or without his or her consent.

Financial Abuse: Financial Abuse causes harm when the caregiver steals or misuses the client's money or property.

Healthcare Abuse: Healthcare Abuse occurs when the caregiver does not provide the appropriate level of care needed by the client, or when care necessary for a client's comfort and well-being is withheld.