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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LTCF residents may be physically or mentally incapable of reporting abuse . ...
Congressional hearings , government studies , advocacy by residents ' family
members , and media attention have led to significant changes in the response to
Residents may be sexually assaulted by other residents . In some cases , the
resident who is a perpetrator may have dementia and may be acting out in
sexually inappropriate ways . In other situations , the resident is a sexual predator
, who ...
Ombudsmen respond to complaints from residents and , in most states , make
regular visits to long - term care facilities . Some ombudsmen are paid staff ,
whereas others are volunteers . Their educational background and qualifications
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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