Family-centred interventions for elder abuse: A narrative review
Roman, Nicolette V.
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Information about elder abuse has not only been sparse due to factors such as underreporting or lack of standardized research, but also in defining elder abuse. However elder abuse is commonly understood to be a single/repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship which embodies an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to elderly individual. In elder abuse, the relationship of trust usually entails the family, as it family members who are noted to be the most likely perpetrators of elder abuse With the increased prevalence of elder abuse in developed countries and a proclivity towards individualized interventions, this narrative review sought to explore family-centered interventions used to address elder abuse by using a RE-AIM framework.