NCEA: New Fact Sheet: Guardianship, Remedy vs. Enabler of Elder Abuse

We are pleased to announce the release of a new factsheet,   “Guardianship: Remedy Guardianship: Remedy vs. Enabler of Elder Abuse,” from the National Center on Elder Abuse and Keck School of Medicine of USC.  

Guardianship plays two opposing roles in the world of elder abuse. Often guardians are heroes in preventing, detecting, remedying abuse, and improving the quality of life of

at-risk older adults. Yet at other times, as we know from shocking media exposes, guardians are the villains, taking advantage of those they were named to protect. To address both roles, agencies working with older adults must forge pathways of communication and collaboration.  

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