Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Margaret Manoogian, Ph.D.


Older adults living in long-term care settings seek support as they age. Due to health concerns, they may be vulnerable to elder abuse and neglect. As older adults continue to reach older adulthood at later ages, elder abuse will continue to increase and adversely affect older adults living in both long-term care and home settings. Those who experience elder abuse have many negative health- related outcomes.

Understanding elder abuse and neglect is critical in both addressing it and creating innovative prevention strategies. This exploratory qualitative research study included interviews with five professionals working in settings that have equipped them with an understanding and expertise of elder abuse and neglect in these settings. Results suggest that agency efforts, workplace culture, and resident risk factors greatly affect the occurrence of elder abuse in long-term care settings. These findings revealed areas of improvement and potential pathways towards addressing elder abuse and neglect.

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