Identifying Elder Abuse, Neglect and Caregiver Stress in the Medical Setting
Breakout session

This presentation will address differences between the medical signs and symptoms of elder abuse versus abuse "mimics" which are natural consequences of disease and aging. We will cover topics such as bruising, fractures, pressure ulcers and other physical findings. We will also discuss how to identify elder neglect (including self-neglect) and signs of caregiver stress and burnout.


About Angel K Lybbert

Dr. Angel K. Lybbert was born on Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and grew up living in four states in the U.S. and three European countries.  She attended Brigham Young University and majored in sociocultural anthropology. She received both her medical degree and master of public health degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.  

After medical school, she returned to Utah and completed her residency in family medicine at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. The experiences she had with treating older patients during her family medicine training led her to decide to specialize in caring for seniors.  After her residency, she pursued a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and graduated in 2017.

She is board certified in family medicine and also successfully completed the geriatric board exam to gain a certificate of added qualification in geriatric medicine.  She has worked in a variety of settings in geriatrics including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, VA clinics, outpatient geriatric primary care, and hospice care.

She currently works as a geriatrician at Intermountain’s Utah Valley Senior Medicine Clinic in Provo. Her interests in geriatric medicine include promotion of healthy aging, care for those with dementia, end-of-life care, and protection of vulnerable adults.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 6-month old son.

Angel Lybbert, MD, MPH
Physician, Intermountain Medical Group