From Suspicion to Intervention : Improving responsiveness to abuse of the elderly in acute and sub-acute health care.

Grant number: LP0989536 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Early identification of risk and an integrated multidisciplinary response across the health service would be effective in responding to the multiple and complex behavioural and social issues which contribute to aged abuse as it presents in emergency, acute and sub-acute care, but are currently often ignored in health services and the literature. We propose that effective use of this "window of opportunity in health care" could extend the level of community response to this vulnerable group of people.