Abuse of our Elderly can be in the form of Physical Abuse, Financial Abuse, Neglect, Self-Neglect, Psychological/Emotional Abuse, and/or Abandonment. This category of the directory is for information about any of these instances of Elder Abuse.
Explores the relationship between substance abuse and elder abuse, co-dependency and special challenges to providing services.
This APA Office on Aging site describes the different types of abuse and neglect, why abuse occurs, warning signs, caregiver issues, cultural issues and reporting guidelines.
From the University of Delaware, this computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials includes over 3,700 holdings and can be searched.
From the University of Illinois, this site provides definitions, case studies, victim and abuser profiles. Includes local telephone numbers to report abuse.
Examines the causes of elder abuse. Includes applicable Indiana laws and Adult Protective Services information.
House of Commons Health Committee comprehensive study of elder abuse, a hidden and often ignored problem in British society.
The National Academy of Sciences offers this draft report on elder mistreatment, abuse, neglect and exploitation in an aging America.
The Committee on National Statistics offers this 2002 comprehensive study of the issue in open book format through the National Academies Press.
Article by Monique I Sellas, MD and Laurel H Krouse,M.D. offering guidelines for emergency physicians.
Focuses on program development, policy, technical assistance and training addressing the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.
Center for Disease Control study among persons aged 60 and above, treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.
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