Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach
Bonnie Brandl, MSW, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, AGSF, Candace J. Heisler, JD, Joanne Marlatt Otto, MSW, Lori A. Stiegel, JD, Randolph W. Thomas, MA
Springer Publishing Company, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
PRESERVING A LIFE OF PEACE AND DIGNITY FOR THE AGING
This ground-breaking volume offers a new, collaborative approach geared to enhance case review, improve victim safety, raise abuser accountability, and promote system change.
Sharing the common goal of promoting elder victim safety, experts in adult protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, health care, advocacy, and civil justice have formed a unique, multidisciplinary team approach to tackle the following critical topics:
As the aging population continues to grow, so does the potential for increasing cases of elder abuse. Replete with case examples that allow the experiences of victims to speak for themselves, this book provides the framework to begin, and to build on, collaborative approaches at the local, state, and national levels toward ending elder abuse.
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... provider services Residential placement Linkage to other service groups •
Assist with applications for health care and / or financial benefits Apply for
temporary emergency guardianship court actions • Testify in civil and criminal
court actions ...
Civil or criminal actions brought against a corporation , such as a nursing home
or a nursing home chain , may ultimately result in better care for all the residents
of the home or the chain ' s homes . These lawsuits , of which there are a growing
Legislative action may be necessary to foster special handling of elder abuse
cases by the courts , prosecutor ' s offices , or law enforcement agencies .
Examples of special handling might include expedited hearings in elder abuse
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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