Health Affairs has published a blog, "How Should We Address Elder Abuse? One State's Efforts," by Kathy Greenlee, Vice President of Aging & Health Policy, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, and formerly U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and the Kansas Secretary for Aging. 

" in ten older adults experience abuse, which includes physical, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse, as well as neglect. The impact on older people is profound." The blog notes that elder abuse initiatives fall roughly into the categories of prevention and response, and discusses approaches to each. 

"The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) is a national funder of aging programs. Its president, Terry Fulmer, has a long-standing commitment to addressing elder abuse, and she is one of the early pioneers in elder abuse research. As part of its funding priority to create age-friendly health systems, in 2016 the JAHF awarded a grant regarding screening for elder abuse in hospital emergency departments."

To read the blog, click here.
To learn more about The John A. Hartford Foundation-supported EDC work, click here.