National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Elder Abuse is the National Institute on Aging
Elder abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to an elderly person or puts a helpless older person at risk of harm. This includes
Elder abuse can happen within the family. It can also happen in settings such as hospitals or nursing homes or in the community. Elder abuse is a serious problem in this country. All 50 states have laws against elder abuse. The laws differ, but all states have systems for reporting suspected abuse.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)