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Veterans Experiencing Elder Abuse: Improving Care for a High-Risk Population About Which Little is Known

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dc.contributor.author Makaroun, Lena
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Laura
dc.contributor.author Rosen, Tony
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-15T21:07:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-15T21:07:47Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Makaroun, L. K., Taylor, L., & Rosen, T. (2018). Veterans Experiencing Elder Abuse: Improving Care of a High-Risk Population About Which Little Is Known. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: 66(2), 389–393. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15170 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5809269/pdf/nihms909406.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2109
dc.description.abstract At least 10 percent of older adults may experience abuse, neglect or exploitation annually in the United States, and this problem is expected to grow as our population ages. Little is known about the prevalence and characteristics of elder abuse among Veterans, but this population is likely at high-risk based on established elder abuse risk factors. Compared to the general population, Veterans who receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have higher prevalence of poor psychological health, poor physical health, functional impairment, cognitive impairment and social isolation. As the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the VHA has long been a leader in the development of innovative, integrated care programs for populations of geriatric patients. Now, the VHA again has an opportunity to lead by promoting research, clinical care and education in the area of elder abuse, furthering their mission of serving those who served. This article outlines the rationale for developing a research agenda for elder abuse within the VHA as well as potential first steps towards understanding more about this complex problem impacting Veterans. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Institutes of Health (NIH) en_US
dc.subject Research Review en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Research en_US
dc.subject Older Adults en_US
dc.subject Elder Abuse en_US
dc.subject Elder Mistreatment en_US
dc.subject Abuse in Later Life en_US
dc.subject Veterans en_US
dc.subject Military en_US
dc.subject Healthcare en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Physical Health en_US
dc.subject Impairment en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Status en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Knowledge en_US
dc.title Veterans Experiencing Elder Abuse: Improving Care for a High-Risk Population About Which Little is Known en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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