31st May 2009
The study examined a groundbreaking program designed to reduce elder abuse and neglect.
The programme had been developed by ESHEL in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services and implemented in three local authorities in 2005-2007.
The intervention model consisted of two level of action: direct work with elders identified as victims of abuse (a combination of the main means of treating abuse and group therapy) and community work to raise awareness of the problem and mobilize professional partners providing services to the elderly in the community.
The data in the report present a comprehensive picture of the characteristics of the victims and abusers, the types of abuse, patterns of intervention and the impact of the program on the participants, social workers and program partners.