The NCEA resource line "serves as a public access point for people seeking information and resources about elder abuse
," he said.
Counseling and assistance for victims of elder abuse
in accessing healthcare, educational, pension, or other benefits for which seniors may be eligible under law
When the bill first passed the House in April, the family stated, "In many cases, elder abuse
and neglect remain a hidden problem because of the various limitations that come with age.
is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.
It has been campaigning to make elder abuse
a recognised hate crime and official consultations on this will begin in January.
is happening in our country and sadly, it remains one of the least investigated types of violence.
Lesley Carcary, Director, Action on Elder Abuse
The Elder Abuse
Response Service (EARS) is free and available 24/7 to anyone who needs support--whether they are experiencing abuse, witness it, or are worried about an older person.
Results: The pooled prevalences of elder abuse
were 10.0% (95% confidence interval, 5.2%-18.6%) and 34.3% (95% confidence interval, 22.9%-47.8%) in population-based studies and third party--or caregiver-reported studies, respectively.
Differing definitions have led to research findings, policy responses, and programs and practices that may appear contradictory and confusing to those not familiar with the field of elder abuse
and neglect (13).
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