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Communities respond to elder abuse

, : Communities respond to elder abuse. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 46(3-4): 5-33

This article traces the development of services to prevent and treat elder abuse over a twenty-year time span. It begins by describing the various forms of elder abuse and the challenges they pose to service providers and program developers. Also described are abuse reporting statutes, the roles of various agencies involved in abuse investigations and responses, services commonly needed by victims, funding sources, and common impediments to service delivery.


PMID: 16803775

DOI: 10.1300/J083v46n03_02

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