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Journal Article

Citation

Reis M, Nahmiash D. Gerontologist 1995; 35(5): 666-671.

Affiliation

Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1995, Oxford University Press)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8543224

Abstract

An intervention model to combat abuse/neglect of seniors is outlined in this article. Central model elements are: (a) a "tool package"; (b) teams to design and execute intervention strategies, and advise on health, financial, and criminal/legal problems; (c) "volunteer buddies" to listen, monitor for abuse, and assist; (d) a victims' empowerment group; and (e) a community abuse committee for community advocacy/education. Three innovative elements, the tool package, volunteer buddies, and the empowerment group, are described in greater detail. Strengths of the model include its low additional cost; multidisciplinary, collaborative approach; use of validated abuse screens; evaluation of intervention strategies; and diversity of intervention elements.


Language: en

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