Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take several forms, including neglect, physical harm, verbal, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse. It is a pattern of behaviour from one person to another involving a senior or older adult that results in mental, emotional, financial or physical harm. The abuser may be a spouse, sibling, adult child of the elder, neighbor or extended family member. Or, the abuse comes from a person that an elder relies on, within a retirement home or nursing home, or someone such as a meals or transportation assistance provider. Laws are in place under the criminal code of Canada to protect any member of society from various forms of abuse, and this includes seniors. Do you have concerns of violence or abuse towards an elder within your own family, or that of a loved one? Or do you wish to report an elder whom you think may be in need of help or protection, but don’t know who to call? Or would you like to seek care and treatment for an elder who has been the victim of elder abuse? Kinjunxion is here to help with empathetic and understanding sources of support and information.

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Elder Abuse

Conflict in the Family

"The authors provide a fresh, historically balanced, empirical and theoretical framework for the view that elder abuse and neglect is an extreme manifestation of family conflict." Journal of Gerontology

Elder Abuse

Research, Practice and Policy

This book provides a global comprehensive and systematic state-of-the review of this field that fills the gaps between research, practice, and policy. The book addresses the epidemiology of the issue and the global prevalence of elder abuse in both developed and developing countries, which synthesizes the most up-to-date data about risk factors and protective factors associated with elder abuse and consequences of elder abuse; clinical assessment and management of elder abuse, including screening, detection, management of elder abuse, and the role of decision making capacity and forensic approaches; practice and services that describe adult protective services, legal justice, elder court systems, and guardianship system; elder abuse and culture, which provides more in-depth anthropological and ethnographic experiences; policy issues, which highlights the elder justice movement, GAO reports, elder justice act, older American act and elder justice coordinating council; and future directions, which explores translational research, practice, education/training and policy issues surrounding elder abuse. Elder Abuse: Research, Practice and Policy is a useful resource for aging researchers, social services, general internists, family medicine physicians, social workers, nurses, and legal professionals interested in the issues of elder abuse.

Elder Abuse

Concepts, theories and interventions

Elder Abuse Prevention

Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies

"I found this book to be informative, well-researched, and well-thought out...The book is an asset to students, scholars, and seasoned practioners alike." --International Perspectives in Victimology "Lisa Nerenberg provides the first comprehensive look at elder abuse prevention trends and strategies. Drawing from existing models and examining salient factors, she outlines approaches to intervention that consider victims and perpetrators and engage communities and service systems. She also offers meaningful response to the many challenges endemic to elder abuse work. As a result, Lisa gives hope to the field." "Beginning as a grassroots advocate a quarter century ago in San Francisco, Lisa developed and tested many viable elder abuse prevention programs herself through the local elder abuse network before exploring best practices elsewhere. This unique evolution and perspective gives her the depth and breadth of understanding needed to write a book like this, able to resonate equally with adult protective service workers struggling to manage caseloads of vulnerable elders, law enforcement personnel trying to prosecute abusers, and academics searching for effective responses to the problem."-- --Georgia J. Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration at Cleveland State University and Editor of the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect Recipient of the Legal Assistance for Seniors' "Leading the Fight for Seniors' Rights" annual award for 2007! Drawing from over twenty years of experience helping communities improve their response to elder abuse, Lisa Nerenberg describes what agencies, communities, tribes, states, and national organizations are doing to prevent abuse, treat its effects, and ensure justice. She further explores what remains to be done and offers a plan for the future. In doing so, she addresses the broader challenges of fortifying the long-term care, protective service, and legal systems to meet the new and imminent demands of a burgeoning elderly population. In short, the book is about making communities safer places to grow old. Ms. Nerenberg begins by exploring trends that have shaped or defined practice in the field of elder abuse prevention including the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision; a shift in focus from protecting to empowering victims; an increasingly multicultural elderly population; the "globalization" of the field; and heightened understanding of the "psychology of victimization" (or why victims do what they do and perhaps more importantly, why they often don't do what professionals think they should). She further describes eight models and theories on which practice has been based ranging from the widely recognized adult protective service and domestic violence prevention models to lesser-known approaches such as the family preservation and restorative justice models. She describes specific interventions and approaches that each model has contributed, their benefits and limitations, what is known about their impact, and factors that dictate what responses are appropriate to specific settings and situations. In addition to describing techniques used by individual practitioners, the author outlines strategies and services that agencies, communities, states, tribes, courts, and national organizations have designed, which include elder forensics centers, elder courts, family justice centers, elder shelters, "hybrid" multidisciplinary teams, fraud prevention programs, support groups, restorative justice programs, and culturally specific outreach campaigns. She details progressive public policy initiatives, which range from statutes that provide for the mandatory reporting of deaths in nursing homes, to efforts to improve the collection and distribution of restitution, to laws that address the role of undue influence in elder abuse.

Elder Abuse

International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Here is an informative overview of the causes and consequences of elder abuse in countries around the world. This book delves into the global problem of elder abuse and identifies similarities and differences that occur from country to country. Elder Abuse: International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives increases understanding of the problem of elder abuse, helping you recognize more easily the causes of elder abuse in your own country and find tactics to counter these causes. Strategies from around the world can help in the development of local community resources and social policies to minimize the occurrence of elder abuse and its impact on the elderly, their families, and all members of society. Elder Abuse: International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives discusses elder abuse in countries ranging from Australia to Finland, from South Africa to Hong Kong, from Ireland to Israel. It addresses the consequences of aging, dynamics of elder abuse, family care of the elderly, formal and informal mechanisms for preventing elder abuse, and methods by which to publicize possibilities of abuse. In each chapter, authors explore: the definition of elder abuse in their country the extent of the problem causes of the problem (as related to values and practices) societal attitudes regarding the existence of the problem private and public efforts to detect and prevent the problem and to intervene where it has occurred Elder Abuse: International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives provides the impetus for community resources, social planning, and public resources. It is of interest to individuals who work in social work, nursing, and psychology settings and to those in social science fields of sociology, anthropology, and gerontology. The book can also serve as an enlightening reader for undergraduate and graduate/professional education.

Elder Abuse

A Decade of Shame and Inaction

Covers: How Are Elders Abused? (case histories, physical abuse and neglect, financial abuse, psychological abuse, self-neglect, sexual abuse, and violation of rights); Theories For Why Abuse Occurs; Survey of the State Human Services Dept. and Adult Protective Service Workers; Federal and State Efforts to Identify and Prevent Elder Abuse (1978-1990); Policy Recommendations; and Appendix (Directory of Officials Responsible for adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse). Photos and charts.

A Global Response to Elder Abuse and Neglect

Building Primary Health Care Capacity to Deal with the Problem Worldwide : Main Report

WHO Ageing and Life Course Programme and the Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology at the University of Geneva, with partners from all continents, conducted a study in order to develop a strategy to prevent elder abuse within the primary health care context.

Elder Abuse

Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence

Get up-to-date information and research on elder abuse—from international authorities! Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is an invaluable collection of the most important presentation papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence. This comprehensive book presents the latest research and detailed information on the difficult issues surrounding elder abuse around the world. International experts use a multidisciplinary approach to provide ideas and insights to help provide researchers, educators, and practitioners with practical strategies for dealing with the numerous facets of this disturbing issue. Different types of abuse are explored in detail, including physical, financial, and emotional. This comprehensive source is richly referenced, with helpful tables to clearly explain data valuable to all law and health professionals involved in the issues of elder abuse. Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence discusses: grandparents raising grandchildren the elder abuse of custodial grandparents combating financial abuse of elders by others a study of elder abuse within diverse cultures forensic medical examination form for improved documentation and prosecution of elder abuse elder abuse in faith communities older women, domestic violence, and elder abuse elder abuse risk indicators elder abuse multidisciplinary teams Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is essential reading for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of aging, health, mental health, social services, adult protective services, domestic violence, law, and criminal justice.

Elder Abuse

A Public Health Perspective

Product Description: Addresses key issues facing older people and our entire society. Topics include care pathway model, guidelines for health care professionals, understanding elder abuse in minority populations, moral and ethical implications of elder abuse, sexual violence against elderly women, helping victims, and more. For public health personnel.

Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations

Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations is an especially valuable and unique contribution to the field because most of the chapters are written by minority researchers and based upon studies within their own indigenous communities across the United States. Major sections of the book deal with specific racial/ethnic populations: African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American. The book concludes with discussions of the overall impact of elder abuse on all populations, culturally specific outreach programs, and a synthesis of current knowledge on minority elder abuse. An authoritative resource, Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations is for all caregivers dealing with minority elders.

The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse

Learn to detect elder abuse—and provide the help that your neglected or abused elderly clients need! Even to clinicians experienced in managing difficult client situations, elder abuse is perplexing, complex, and ethically charged. This kind of abuse can be hard to detect, with its subtle manifestations and indicators that could just as easily reflect other problems or illnesses. It can seem impossible to control, particularly when the victim refuses help or denies the seriousness of mistreatment. Moreover, decision-making when dealing with interventions for elder abuse is rarely easy and is frequently clouded by ethical dilemmas. The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse can help. This essential guide for present and future clinicians provides you with multidisciplinary perspectives on detecting elder abuse situations and interventions that can make a real difference in the lives of clients. Three case studies are presented and then examined from the professional perspectives of an attorney, a physician, a nurse, and a social worker. What these professionals have to say will leave you better informed about the dynamics and complexities of elder abuse, about important steps that must be taken in the clinical management of elder abuse, and about the importance and application of multidisciplinary teams in elder abuse work. The handy figures, lists of definitions, and tables you’ll find in this well-referenced book make important concepts and complex information easy to access and understand. The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse shows how professionals in the above disciplines can address the effects of elder abuse, which may manifest as: physical effects, including pain and injury, sleep disturbances, eating problems, and headaches behavioral effects, including anger, helplessness, reduced coping abilities, and suicidal actions psychological effects, which can be wide-ranging and include denial, fear, anxiety, and depression social effects, such as increased dependence, withdrawal, and lessened contact with the outside world As the baby boom generation ages, incidents of elder abuse are certain to continue to increase. Whether you are a student, an educator, an experienced clinician, or a novice in the field, The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse is a resource that you’ll return to again and again as you work to improve the lives of this important, growing population.

Elder Abuse Work

Best Practice in Britain and Canada

The abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people in community and residential care settings is increasingly being recognised and addressed as a serious social concern in Britain and Canada. Elder Abuse Work gives an overview of the developments and issues in both countries and draws out good practice guidelines.

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Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Intensive Case Management for Seniors at Risk

Assists seniors to reside independently and safely at home for as long as possible via on-site, in-home supports and the development and maintenance of strong partnerships with other community agencies.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Intensive Case Management for Seniors at Risk

Assists seniors to reside independently and safely at home for as long as possible via on-site, in-home supports and the development and maintenance of strong partnerships with other community agencies.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Intensive Case Management for Seniors at Risk

Assists seniors to reside independently and safely at home for as long as possible via on-site, in-home supports and the development and maintenance of strong partnerships with other community agencies.

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program - Central Station

Position was implemented by the Hamilton Police Service to address issues, concerns and challenges affecting seniors and disabled adults with respect to the law. This position is a community-based and community-driven initiative.

Information and support is available to seniors, their families or service providers. Programs and presentations are researched, developed and presented on a variety of topics (e.g. quality of life issues, frauds and scams, personal/home safety etc). Reports of abuse (physical, financial, psychological or neglect) are forwarded to the officers for assessment and further investigation if required. Cases identified as criminal offences are followed up. Major cases may be referred to the Crimes Against Seniors Unit for further investigation.

Support of Abused Older Person:

If the Seniors' Support Officer is called he/she will respond within two business days. If 911 is called, there will be an immediate response by the Hamilton Police Service.

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Crimes Against Seniors Unit - Central Station

Investigates crimes and quality of life issues for older adults. Will investigate cases where older adults may be victims of fraud, theft, or shoddy workmanship. Works in conjunction with the community-based Senior Support Officer Program.

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Crimes Against Seniors Unit - Central Station

Investigates crimes and quality of life issues for older adults. Will investigate cases where older adults may be victims of fraud, theft, or shoddy workmanship. Works in conjunction with the community-based Senior Support Officer Program.

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program - Central Station

Position was implemented by the Hamilton Police Service to address issues, concerns and challenges affecting seniors and disabled adults with respect to the law. This position is a community-based and community-driven initiative.

Information and support is available to seniors, their families or service providers. Programs and presentations are researched, developed and presented on a variety of topics (e.g. quality of life issues, frauds and scams, personal/home safety etc). Reports of abuse (physical, financial, psychological or neglect) are forwarded to the officers for assessment and further investigation if required. Cases identified as criminal offences are followed up. Major cases may be referred to the Crimes Against Seniors Unit for further investigation.

Support of Abused Older Person:

If the Seniors' Support Officer is called he/she will respond within two business days. If 911 is called, there will be an immediate response by the Hamilton Police Service.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Individual and Family Counselling Services

Couple, family, individual, and group counselling services provided on a sliding scale. Issues addressed may include: Couple/relationship conflict * separation * reconciliation * family violence * sexual abuse * parent-child difficulties * adolescent adjustment * problems of the elderly * emotional stress and individual adjustment problems. Also provides information and referral services.

People applying for counselling for the first time should first contact the Walk In Counselling Clinic. The walk-in clinic provides solution-oriented counselling sessions with a professional counsellor. Participants who feel they need more assistance may return to the walk-in clinic for another session, or arrange ongoing counselling.

Spectra Helpline - Peel Elder Abuse Support Program - Brampton - Hurontario St

Provides telephone support and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to seniors or anyone in the community experiencing elder abuse, or for anyone who knows someone who is being mistreated * when deemed appropriate, and with client consent, Spectra will connect clients to a Family Services of Peel outreach worker * together Spectra Helpline and Family Services of Peel are working to promote awareness, discontinue elder abuse, and to keep people safe