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Towards gaining a greater understanding of elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand Office for Senior Citizens

By: Office for Senior Citizens.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand: Office for Senior Citizens, 2015Description: electronic document (20 pages); PDF file: 210.85 KB.Subject(s): TŪKINOTANGA Ā-WHĀNAU | ELDER ABUSE | HAUORA | HEALTH | KAUMĀTUA | LONGITUDINAL STUDIES | MĀORI | OLDER PEOPLE | PREVALENCE | RISK FACTORS | STATISTICS | TATAURANGA | TŪKINOTANGA | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Summary report | Full report Summary: This research, based on the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NZLSA) shows that the vast majority of older people are safe and are not experiencing or at risk of abuse and neglect. This is the first time New Zealand has been able to gain an insight into the likely numbers of older people experiencing some form of elder abuse and neglect. The results show that there are relatively high rates of measures which can be related to elder abuse and neglect, loneliness and depression. A number of specific groups of older people face higher rates of abuse, including women, Māori and those who are separated, divorced or widowed.(from the Executive summary). The full report is also available (#4799). Record #4732
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This research, based on the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NZLSA) shows that the vast majority of older people are safe and are not experiencing or at risk of abuse and neglect. This is the first time New Zealand has been able to gain an insight into the likely numbers of older people experiencing some form of elder abuse and neglect.
The results show that there are relatively high rates of measures which can be related to elder abuse and neglect, loneliness and depression. A number of specific groups of older people face higher rates of abuse, including women, Māori and those who are separated, divorced or widowed.(from the Executive summary). The full report is also available (#4799). Record #4732