March 01, 2014 EXP

Elder Abuse and Exploitation: How Courts Can Take Leadership in Developing Effective Responses

By Richard Van Duizend, Brenda K. Uekert

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Center on Elder Abuse defines “elder abuse” as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.” It typically includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment.

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