Neglect is defined as the refusal or failure by those responsible to provide a
care dependent older adult with assistance in daily living tasks, or essential
support such as food, clothing, shelter, health and medical care. (INPEA/WHO
2002). In my study I found that aged women were neglect by their family. There
family members did not give them proper respect, care, food and did not take
advices in any decisions because of that aged women in slums were feel neglect
of herself by their family members. Their daughter-in laws most of time scold
them and behave like a servant they also give their household work like
sweeping, do dishes etc. this condition of our aged really disgusting. In India
aged persons are symbol of respect, love and care beside this our age persons
treat like a servant. This is really very bad scenario of our society.
In my study I found physical violence as physical pain or injury to an aged
woman, such as pushing, grabbing, slapping, hitting, acid attack, or assaulting
with a weapon or thrown object. In my
study I found 7-9 aged women who were victim of acid attack by their relatives
and family members for the one room house and money. How we can beat our aged
persons for some property and money? Where our value gone? One can never forget
that he cannot be young always, one day everyone become old and then their
children do same when what they will feel. There is so much necessary to think
about this type of activity.
EMOTIONAL ABUSE: means verbal
assaults, threats of abuse, harassment, or intimidation. In present study I
found aged women suffering from emotional violence also by their relatives and
family members. Their family member first beat them and after that emotionally
try to convent them. This was very ridiculous thing of family members about
their aged persons.
CONFINEMENT: means restraining or
isolating an aged, other than for medical reasons. Aged women in slums also
suffering from confinement.
WILLFUL DEPRIVATION: means denying an
aged medication, medical care, shelter, food, a therapeutic device, or other
physical assistance, and exposing that person to the risk of physical, mental,
or emotional harm—except when the aged, competent adult has expressed a desire
to go without such care. In slums aged women suffering willful deprivation.
Their family member did not give them proper food, medical care when aged women
injured by their family member or when they were suffering from fever etc.
This form of abuse includes verbal and non-verbal emotional abuse, which may be
further defined as active or passive. This describes actions intended to
inflict mental pain, anguish or distress on an aged person (Luoma 2011). In
slum many of aged women were suffering from psychological violence by their
family members and their relatives.
This form of violence describes illegal or improper use of an aged person’s for
money, property or assets. In slums family and relatives of aged women torture
them for money and property, aged were beaten, scolded even for the property
they were suffer from acid attack also. In slums some aged women make toys of
sour when they earn some money from this, their family members snatch their
money even some widow aged women in slum was getting widow pension their family
member also bring their widow pension.
This form of abuse does not include a perpetrator, but rather refers to an aged
person who inadvertently, due to diminish capacity, neglects to care for their
own from their family members and relatives.