The podcast is being recorded on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. we at specifically for seniors and our guest from the national center on elder abuse, encourage you to share this episode of the podcast with friends and relatives who know an older adult who may be in jeopardy.
Lori Mars, JD, LLM, is the Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse. She is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. After practicing law for more than 20 years, LORI’S concentration lies at the intersection of law, aging, and elder abuse. She has a master’s degree in law in alternative dispute resolution and serves as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman. She is passionate about elder justice and advocating for the rights of all older adults to live with dignity and respect.
Lori and I talk about the role of the National Center on Elder Abuse, elder mistreatment, socio-cultural perceptions of mistreatment, types of elder mistreatment, its impact, the physical, emotional and financial signs of elder mistreatment, the risk factors of abuse and intervention and prevention.