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 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 ...
In other situations , the adult children financially exploit their parents by stealing
money or possessions . ... In other situations , the older person is healthy and
competent , and it is the family member who is financially or emotionally
Financial or Material Exploitation Financial or material exploitation is defined as
the illegal or improper use of an elder ' s funds , property , or assets . Examples
include , but are not limited to , cashing an elderly person ' s checks without ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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