The present study evaluated the measurement invariance of a 7-item scale designed to assess elder neglect across three groups of informants: Older adults, family members, and home care workers. In addition, differential...
As we get older, we should be able to live safely, without having to worry about being exploited, abused or neglected. Sometimes though you may feel at risk, or be concerned about another person. If this happens there are people you can speak to and there is help available. Every adult should be able to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. Most adults are able to do this, but research indicates that almost half a million people aged over 65 will experience some form of abuse or neglect. Find out more about scams. Incidents of abuse and neglect may be one-off or multiple, and affect one person or more.
When an elderly person loses the ability to care for her or himself, there is often a network of people collaborating to provide the level of attention and care they need. For people who live in their own homes, this could include family members, nurses or professional at-home caregivers.
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