Profiles of Older Adults Who Screen Positive for Neglect During an Emergency Department Visit

Terry Fulmer, Lisa Guadagno, Gregory J. Pavesa, Carla VandeWeerd, Anthony J. Baglioni, Ivo Abraham

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe how elder mistreatment (EM) assessment has been conducted in emergency departments in an ongoing study on elder neglect and to present profiles of older adults who are assessed as neglected by domestic caregivers. Data from 334 patients, which include 22 neglect cases, are presented in order to examine the demographic profile of the sample and the differences between the neglect and non-neglect groups. Results suggest that, although there are no differences in the basic demographic variables of the two groups, differences exist in regards to the type of caregiver, the reason for the patient's emergency department visit, and the elder's functional and dependency status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Elder mistreatment
  • Elder neglect
  • Emergency care
  • Emergency department screening
  • Geriatric assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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