The University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Institute on Elder Mistreatment serves as the central location for information about elder abuse activities at USC.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) Project Coordinator, Kimmy Moon wrote a blog for the Medical Care Blog about COVID-19 scams and highlights the important, unique role health care providers play in safeguarding their patients and communities from COVID-19 scams.READ MORE
Bringing Advances in Elder Abuse Research Methodology and Theory to Evaluation of Interventions article is now available! Significant advances have been made in elder abuse research methodology, measurement, justice theory, and other relevant areas, which may remedy the lack of high-quality research strategies to prevent elder abuse. In this article researchers Mark Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Tony Rosen, M.D., M.P.H., and Karl Pillemer Ph.D. argue these advances can and should inform elder abuse intervention research, propose a theoretical framework to guide such efforts, and demonstrate how this framework can inform practice, using elder abuse multidisciplinary teams and nursing home shelters as examples.READ MORE
The latest publication from Han Research Lab! Older adults who report financial exploitation show more frailty, specifically poorer sensory functioning. Led by Jenna Axelrod.READ MORE
As part of a larger randomized controlled trial to test the California APS Interview for Decisional Ability (IDA 3.0-CA), we sought to determine the reliability of the instrument. Gregory Stevens, Kelly Sadamitsu, Theresa Siver-Teixeira, Christina Penate, Jason Karlawish and Bonnie Olsen assessed the extent to which trained APS personnel reached similar conclusions about a client’s decisional ability (i.e., inter-rater reliability) when presented with a client vignette and a completed IDA 3.0-CA form.READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting older Americans at risk for more than just a deadly disease. It’s increasing their risk of experiencing physical, emotional and financial abuse, according to a letter written by Laura Mosqueda, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Duke Han, PhD, professor at the Keck School and primary investigator at the Han Research Lab.READ MORE
Social Distancing, Self-Isolation, Quarantine, all good ideas to flatten the curve of the Corona virus. But if you are already a socially isolated older adult, already susceptible to fraud or abuse, we need you to be extra vigilant right now. There may be individuals who use this uncertain time as a means to defraud and frighten.READ MORE