Elder Abuse: Incidence and Prevalence
Elder Abuse: Incidence and Prevalence on January 27, 2011: 1 - 3 p.m. EST.
The mistreatment of our nation’s elderly citizens may be more prevalent than previously known. In a recent nationwide study, 11% of elders reported being the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or neglect in the previous year.
What do we know about who is at the highest risk of mistreatment — and what do we know about the perpetrators?
In this event, presented by NIJ and Harvard's Government Innovators Network, three nationally recognized experts discuss the results of the NIJ-funded National Elder Mistreatment Study and what they mean for policymakers and practitioners as our nation faces the unique realities of the ever-growing population of elderly citizens.