1053, 1057 (2009) [hereinafter Kohn, Outliving] (discussing the nature of elder abuse
and the civil justice system response to it).
is not easily defined because the causes are complex and multi-faceted.
A seminar on elder abuse
presented at the Assisted Living Federation of America Conference & Expo in Orlando this past April focused on educating long-term care providers to identity abuse, train staff on how to respond if they suspect abuse and implement policies and procedures that should be in place to protect seniors.
Recommendation: To ensure federal and state collaboration in planning and implementing such a system, the Secretary of HHS, in coordination with the Attorney General, should convene a group of state APS representatives to help determine what APS administrative data on elder abuse
cases would be most useful for all states and for the federal government to collect; what APS administrative data all states should uniformly collect; and how a system for compiling and disseminating nationwide data should be designed.
Aging populations and multiple comorbidities will increase vulnerability and risk for elder abuse
and self-neglect and pose significant challenges for health and social care services.
In addition to physical cruelty, elder abuse
can also include mental, financial, emotional and sexual exploitation.
World Elder Abuse
Day aims to give abuse and neglect of older adults an important platform that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the whole year and not just on June 15.
It was the center's first event that focused entirely on elder abuse
CASE FACTS: Francisco Martin filed suit against Little Company of Mary Hospital for elder abuse
and wrongful death after his mother, Juilia Gomez, died while in the care and custody of the hospital.
Most alarming, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse
(NCEA), it is being committed on a substantially increased scale.
PESI (Eau Claire, WI) has published "California Elder Abuse
Litigation: Legal, Medical & Trial strategy Issues," a new book/audiotape package that focuses on major aspects on the litigation of elder abuse
Preventing elder abuse
in the nursing home involves an ongoing strategy of staff training and communication with residents and families, Ray Koenig, J.
It is an unfortunate fact that elder abuse
is a widespread problem and older adults are exposed to abuse not only in domestic settings, but also in human service settings.
Office of Justice Programs Focuses on Studying and Preventing Elder Abuse
Canadian researchers have developed and validated a user-friendly six-question index that can be used in the office to elicit suspicion of elder abuse
in seniors who are cognitively intact.