Aging with Respect is an intervention addressing elder abuse, neglect and intimate partner violence with those later in life utilizing the Aging with Respect safety card. It is developed for those patients/clients with agency and capacity in non-crisis, non-emergency situations that provides information about healthy and safe relationships, and the impact of unhealthy relationships on health and wellbeing. Topics include financial, emotional, and physical abuse and exploitation, education and prevention strategies, and information on seeking support.
The intervention is designed for doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, aging services program staff, victim advocates and Adult Protective Services staff during wellness, primary care, social service and counseling visits, health specialty settings (e.g. podiatry etc.), rehab centers, assisted living and senior housing facilities, and aging service programs such as recreational and meal programs.
These training slides enumerate several types of abuses faced by API elders while offering recommendations for advocates.
Crockett C, Brandl B, & Dabby C. 2015. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 27(4-5): 291-302.
This article explores how the lack of gender analysis in the elder abuse field increases older survivors’ invisibility and calls for applying a lifespan approach to abuse.
Created by Futures Without Violence & National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
- Elder Abuse Early Intervention and Prevention – Aging With Respect: a helpful description of the intervention
- You’re Never Too Old to Be Respected: information about the intervention, a case description, a list of the Advisory Committee members and a more extensive list of resources.