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After Older Adult Maltreatment: Service Needs and Barriers

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dc.contributor.author Olomi, Julie
dc.contributor.author Wright, Naomi
dc.contributor.author Hasche, Leslie
dc.contributor.author DePrince, Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-23T20:27:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-23T20:27:07Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Olomi, Juli; Wright, Naomi; Hasche, Leslie; DePrince, Anne. (2019). After Older Adult Maltreatment: Service Needs and Barriers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2019.16685 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.du.edu/tssgroup/media/documents/olomietal2019.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1848
dc.description.abstract Little research is available specific to the service needs or related barriers of maltreated older adults. Further, no studies have asked at-risk older adults directly for their perspectives on service needs and barriers. As part of a larger study, a sample of 40 diverse older adults (Mage = 76 years) were recruited from the population of older adults who were involved in an abuse, neglect, and/or financial exploitation case where the offender was in a position of trust to the victim. Responses to open-ended questions about participants’ service needs and reasons for not seeking services were thematically coded. The majority of older adults expressed needing more help than currently received, with needs including transportation, housing, food, household assistance, and medical and mental health care. Participants also described reasons their service needs were not being met. The study elaborates on the specifics and descriptive statistics of the themes that emerged.Implications for older-adult victim services, as well as broader older-adult services, are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Traumatic Stress Studies Group en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Elder Abuse en_US
dc.subject Elder Mistreatment en_US
dc.subject Older Persons en_US
dc.subject Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Abuse in Later Life en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Victim Needs en_US
dc.subject Service Utilization en_US
dc.subject Service Use en_US
dc.subject Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Formal Support en_US
dc.subject Unmet Needs en_US
dc.subject Response to Victimization en_US
dc.subject Financial Burden en_US
dc.subject Public Awareness en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.title After Older Adult Maltreatment: Service Needs and Barriers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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