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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For instance , the report titled The 2004 Survey of State of Adult Protective
Services : Abuse of Adults 60 Years of Age and Older found that 565 , 747 reports
of elder and adult abuse were made to APS in Fiscal Year ( FY ) 2003 , a 19 .
By 2030 , the numbers of older Americans will more than double to 70 million .
Those ages 85 and older will increase from 4 . 2 million in 2000 to 8 . 9 million in
2030 ( U . S . Census Bureau , 2004 ) . Seniors are more likely to live with a ...
In addition , the community is betrayed when a person who takes on the
responsibility of caring for or making decisions for an older person uses that
position of power to abuse , neglect , or exploit the elder . A victim of elder abuse
may have ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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