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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In worse - case scenarios , older victims are killed by neglect , abuse , homicide ,
or homicide / suicide . Reported cases of elder abuse are increasing . From 1986
to 1996 , there was a steady increase in the reporting of domestic elder and ...
7 million people or 12 % increase since 1990 . Nearly 1 in 8 persons ( 12 . 4 % )
of the population is at least 65 years old . By 2030 , the numbers of older
Americans will more than double to 70 million . Those ages 85 and older will
She documents that there was a 15 % increase in the number of substantiated
reports of financial exploitation . There was a commensurate increase in reports
to law enforcement , but no increase in the number of cases filed and prosecuted
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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