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June NORC Notes: Elder Mistreatment and Responding to Allegations of Abuse

June 1st, 2018

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 this issue will highlight some new and revised NORC resources regarding abuse, neglect, and exploitation and share WEAAD promotional materials and events.

Sadly, older persons are not always treated with respect nor do they always get the care they need. Mistreatment occurs in various ways in long-term care facilities such as financial exploitation, neglect, retaliation, and resident-to-resident mistreatment. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) identifies, investigates, and resolves complaints made by, or on behalf of individuals living in long-term care facilities. Complaints may include, but are not limited to, allegations of abuse, gross neglect, and exploitation. The NORC resources below were created to assist LTCOPs in providing resident-directed advocacy when investigating complaints involving allegations of abuse.

Read the full NORC Notes here.