Take Action Against Elder Mistreatment!

Read the Spring 2020 Issue of Generations—for free!

A good old age—one lived in well-being and dignity—should be possible for everyone. Not just for some.

An estimated 1 in 10 older adults in America and across the globe are affected by elder mistreatment, which can be physical, psychological or sexual abuse—or it can manifest as neglect and financial exploitation. And now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, our elders are even more imperiled, given the increased social isolation and frauds and scams that are proliferating right now.

The consequences of all types of elder mistreatment are devastating—not just for older adults, but for families, communities and our entire society.

The American Society on Aging (ASA), The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Education Development Center (EDC) present the Spring 2020 issue of ASA’s Generations, “Taking Action Against Elder Mistreatment.” The issue offers powerful action strategies and effective models against elder mistreatment and is a roadmap for clinicians and care providers who want to prevent such abuse and to forge treatment programs that yield successful results.

As the response to elder mistreatment gathers force and momentum, especially in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASA and The John A. Hartford Foundation offer free access to “Taking Action Against Elder Mistreatment.”

Click here to read.

Inside the issue you’ll find a groundbreaking new model, developed by the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment, for emergency departments to screen for and respond to mistreatment. And two dozen other articles outline person-centered approaches and strategies, tracing an older adult’s typical journey through care systems, and offering perspectives from elder mistreatment experts, key federal stakeholders and, most importantly, from older adults themselves.

ASA also offers open access to its COVID-19 Resources page.