ERIC Number: ED204663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-11
Reference Count: N/A
Elder Abuse; Joint Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate and the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This report of a joint hearing before the Senate and House Committees on Aging examines elder abuse as a growing problem in America. The testimony considers the benefits of community-based services for the elderly living with relatives, explores other forms of long-term care, and investigates ways to aid victims of elder abuse. An overview of the problem of elder abuse is reviewed in the statements of both witnesses working with victims of elder abuse and actual victims. A description of the legal process, relocation of the victims, and other methods used to resolve the abuse problem are presented. The reluctance of victims to report abuse and their fear of retaliation from abusive relatives are discussed. The appendices contain an overview of elder abuse, a state-wide survey on current protective services, a study of elder abuse in New England, the Model Adult Protective Services Act, and a discussion of suggested legislation. (NRB)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Community Services, Family Problems, Government Role, Hearings, Individual Needs, Legal Responsibility, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Residential Care, Social Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.