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The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. Hubert H. Humphrey

Categories of Abuser

600

Family: Related by blood or marriage

500

Paid in-home caregiver: Provides personal care in home, not a relative

400

Long-term care facility: Assisted living or skilled nursing facilities Conservator/guardian: Appointed by court, Public Guardians, professional fiduciaries, family members

200

137

33 0 Family

Private Caregiver

Care Facility

All Paid Caregivers

Conservator or Guardian

Other

Reports by Type of Abuser

Categories established by Acierno (2009)

600

680

700

Data are from a preliminary review of NCEA Newsfeed news reports: Jan 2012 – March 2014.

500 413

400 300

Sexual: Nonconsensual touching

This newsfeed includes articles and stories related to abuse of elders and adults with disabilities. http://ncea.posthaven.com/

100

Categories of Abuse

Mental: Isolation, threats, intimidation

NCEA Newsfeed Collection

300

800

Physical: Hitting, physical restraint

369

330

Other: Bankers, financial planners, insurance agents, contractors, strangers, etc.

Neglect: Failure to provide for physical or medical needs

513

506

National Center on Elder Abuse

282

200 100

92

41

0 Neglect

Physical Abuse

Mental Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Financial Abuse

Financial: Stealing, undue influence, scams

Reports by Type of Abuse 2014 Southern California Public Health Association Symposium

Prevalence of Elder Ause by Type of Residence and Type of Abuse  

2014 Southern California Public Health Association Symposium

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