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Abuse and Neglect

If you know someone who is being abused or may be in danger of abuse, please contact your local APS at 1-800-922-5330

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is pleased to make available check out of these videos. These videos are available for group or individual use.

To reserve a video please contact the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Coordinator at (620) 225-8230

Videos are due back in one week unless other arrangements have been made. SWKAAA will pay postage to mail the videos to you; however, you must pay the postage to return the videos.

All services, educational programs and materials are available without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, political belief, age or handicap. Any complaints should be directed to Executive Director, SWKAAA, P. O. Box 1636, Dodge City, KS 67801



The Home Care Companion Caregiving Series: Elder Abuse and Neglect

Publisher Healing Arts Communications
Date/format VHS
Available YES

29 Minutes

This program defines the complexities of elder abuse and the different forms of abuse: physical, sexual, neglect, self-neglect, emotional or psychological, financial, and abandonment. Each form is defined and the signs and symptoms of that form of abuse are identified. Other topics covered include:

  • Risk Factors for Abuse Such as Ageism
  • History of Family Violence
  • Learned Behavior
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Mental Illness
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Lack of Caregiving Skills


What you can do to help prevent elder abuse, the importance of reporting abuse, and how to report suspected abuse are also addressed in this program


Eliminating Negative & Abusive Interactions: Preventing & Reducing Negative & Abusive Responses

Publisher Terra Nova Films, Inc.
Date/format VHS
Available YES

26 Minutes

This program provides the caregiver with effective ways of dealing with caregiver stress. The tape reviews a series of situations that can precipitate inappropriate caregiver responses. Appropriate and positive management for each situation is presented.


Serving the Victim of Elder Abuse

Publisher Terra Nova Films
Date/format VHS
Available YES

21 Minutes Long

This video demonstrates how a team of professionals from diverse disciplines work together to resolve complex cases of elder abuse.