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Elder Abuse in Long Term Care and Assisted Living Settings

  • Jeanette Marie DalyEmail author


A description of long term care settings and the history of their development are provided. Federal and state legislation pertinent to nursing homes and assisted living facilities is described with emphasis on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. Prevalence of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in long term care settings is explored through research with employees, family members, and other relatives, reports from adult protective services programs, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit reports, the National Ombudsman Reporting System, the On-line Survey and Certification and Reporting System, agencies responsible for Licensure and Re-certification, and the Long Term Care Minimum Data Set. Research on resident-to-resident aggression, resident-to-staff aggression, sexual abuse/resident-to-resident sexual aggression, exploitation/nursing home theft, education to prevent abuse, and pressure ulcers is summarized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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