Detection and prevention of financial elder abuse: Results from the Belgian Ageing Studies

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Abstract

Prevalence data of financial elder abuse from social and health services only present a tip of the iceberg. A large number of situations are left undetected. An emerging European theme in policy and practice has been concerned with the need to focus more on early detection and prevention. This paper adopts a systematic multi-dimensional approach based on both a progressive (primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary prevention) and ecological (micro, meso, exo, macro-level) perspective on prevention. Prevention programs for financial elder abuse are described and situated in this multi-dimensional framework. Using data from the Belgian Ageing Studies (N=7,869 people aged 60 and over), the key-argument is developed that most prevention programs are weakened by their undifferentiated treatment of various types of elder abuse. Since the results indicate that risk factors differ according to type of abuse, it is also important to differentiate by type of abuse when identifying effective prevention strategies. The presentation concludes by discussing the need to develop a particular detection and prevention strategy for financial elder abuse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Aging
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages990
ISBN (Electronic)EISSN 2399-5300
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress - San Fransisco, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
CountryUnited States
CitySan Fransisco
Period23/07/1727/07/17

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