Sexually abused elderly female client

  1. My aunt is a coordinator at an ACL (Assisted Community Living), residence for seniors and is getting a new client in the next couple of weeks who was recently sexually abused by an intruder into her home. The woman is in her eighties and although she is seeming to be handling things well now while she is living with her daughter, my aunt is worried that she won't be once she moves into this new apartment/residence and realizes the full impact that this has had on her.
    My aunt asked me to see if I could find any resources that she could use with this woman and/or her staff (PSWs, not nursing), to work with this woman. We live in Ontario, any help would be appreciated. She'd like ways to perhaps coach the staff on how to support this woman emotionally in an effective and appropriate way (even what to say and what not to say to this woman). I suppose that the organization that she is working with isn't giving her these resources already...
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. by   Rose B
    Quote from Fox88
    My aunt is a coordinator at an ACL (Assisted Community Living), residence for seniors and is getting a new client in the next couple of weeks who was recently sexually abused by an intruder into her home. The woman is in her eighties and although she is seeming to be handling things well now while she is living with her daughter, my aunt is worried that she won't be once she moves into this new apartment/residence and realizes the full impact that this has had on her.
    My aunt asked me to see if I could find any resources that she could use with this woman and/or her staff (PSWs, not nursing), to work with this woman. We live in Ontario, any help would be appreciated. She'd like ways to perhaps coach the staff on how to support this woman emotionally in an effective and appropriate way (even what to say and what not to say to this woman). I suppose that the organization that she is working with isn't giving her these resources already...
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Do you have a SANE program in Ontario, You might start by contacting a local hospital that does and they should be able to talk with your staff or find resources for you. It's great that you have concerns and are willing to get any info you can find.
  4. by   GingerSue
    error - oops
    Last edit by GingerSue on Jan 25, '05

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