Brief Elder Abuse
Erica Henderson, Storm Ervin
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Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older adult (age 60 or older) by a person in a relationship of trust, such as a family member, caregiver, or guardian. This brief focuses on a number of different types of elder abuse including: psychological, physical, sexual, financial exploitation, and neglect or abandonment by others.

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Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Health and health care
Tags Victims of crime Long-term services and support
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