Elder mistreatment is a pervasive problem that has major health and psychosocial consequences for older adults. This data slice shows that about 10% of older adults (age 60+) in New York State experienced elder mistreatment between 2009 and 2019. Age and poor self-rated health increase the risk of experiencing mistreatment. Black older adults are also at greater risk of financial abuse than Whites. Health care practitioners can play a key role in screening, providing education and awareness, and making appropriate referrals for older adults at risk of mistreatment.
Elder Mistreatment, Older Adults
Gerontology | Sociology
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Pillemer, Karl and Burnes, David, "Elder Mistreatment is Pervasive in New York State" (2021). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 151.
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