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Elder Abuse: The Extent of Abuse by Guardians Is Unknown, but Some Measures Exist to Help Protect Older Adults

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dc.contributor.author Larin, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-14T23:40:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-14T23:40:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation (2016). Elder Abuse: The Extent of Abuse by Guardians Is Unknown, but Some Measures Exist to Help Protect Older Adults. U.S. Government Accountability Office, GAO-17-33, 36 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc GAO-17-33
dc.identifier.uri http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681088.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/488
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract GAO was asked to review whether abusive practices by guardians are widespread. This report describes (1) what is known about the extent of elder abuse by guardians; and (2) what measures federal agencies and selected state and local guardianship programs have taken to help protect older adults with guardians. GAO reviewed relevant research, reports, studies, and other publications issued by organizations with expertise on elder abuse and guardianship issues. GAO also conducted interviews with various guardianship stakeholders including federal agencies such as HHS, six selected state courts, and nongovernmental organizations with expertise in guardianship-related issues. In addition, GAO identified eight closed cases of abuse by guardians in which there was a criminal conviction or finding of civil or administrative liability to use as nongeneralizable illustrative examples. GAO makes no recommendations in this report…The extent of elder abuse by guardians nationally is unknown due to limited data on key factors related to elder abuse by a guardian, such as the numbers of guardians serving older adults, older adults in guardianships, and cases of elder abuse by a guardian. (Author text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Elder Mistreatment en_US
dc.subject Seniors en_US
dc.subject Elders en_US
dc.subject Offending Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Financial Abuse en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Research en_US
dc.title Elder Abuse: The Extent of Abuse by Guardians Is Unknown, but Some Measures Exist to Help Protect Older Adults en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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