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Elder abuse and neglect prevention : challenges for the future: including an analysis of referrals to Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2006 Age Concern New Zealand

By: Age Concern New Zealand.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z.: Age Concern New Zealand, 2007Description: 52 p. ; computer file : PDF format (808Kb).ISBN: 9780473128142.Subject(s): Age Concern New Zealand | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | ELDER ABUSE | EMOTIONAL ABUSE | HEALTH SERVICES | NEGLECT | PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE | SOCIAL SERVICES | OLDER PEOPLEDDC classification: 362.6042 ELD Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: This report presents an analysis of data collected by Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention (EANP) services relating to 944 established cases of elder abuse or neglect between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2006. It also identifies and discusses key issues facing the New Zealand elder abuse and neglect prevention sector as part of the development of a national strategy to eliminate elder abuse and neglect. These issues include: the need for valid and comparable data gathered from across government and NGO sectors for future research and service development; the need to ensure access to EANP services for all older people regardless of location; the need to increase EANP service capacity, particularly its cultural responsiveness and geographical spread; the need for increased health sector resources in support of the recently published Family Violence Intervention Guidelines - Elder abuse and Neglect; recognition of self neglect as a problem and the resourcing of appropriate responses to it; and the need for action to address ageist attitudes and behaviours leading to elder abuse and neglect. The limitations of the data are discussed.
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This report presents an analysis of data collected by Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention (EANP) services relating to 944 established cases of elder abuse or neglect between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2006. It also identifies and discusses key issues facing the New Zealand elder abuse and neglect prevention sector as part of the development of a national strategy to eliminate elder abuse and neglect. These issues include: the need for valid and comparable data gathered from across government and NGO sectors for future research and service development; the need to ensure access to EANP services for all older people regardless of location; the need to increase EANP service capacity, particularly its cultural responsiveness and geographical spread; the need for increased health sector resources in support of the recently published Family Violence Intervention Guidelines - Elder abuse and Neglect; recognition of self neglect as a problem and the resourcing of appropriate responses to it; and the need for action to address ageist attitudes and behaviours leading to elder abuse and neglect. The limitations of the data are discussed.

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