Elder abuse and neglect (EA/N) is a public health and safety epidemic with impacts in emergency department utilization, nursing home placement, mortality, and financial losses. Vulnerability has been shown to be highly correlated with EA/N victimization, yet research is lacking on interventions aimed at decreasing vulnerability. The impact of a primary prevention strategy for EA/N victimization, the community complex care response team (CCRT) intervention, will be presented. The CCRT intervention is a collaboration of three community agencies that provides 61 services across the medical care, public health and social and community services and support sectors.
Carolyn E. Z. Pickering, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, U.of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Christopher D. Maxwell, PhD, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University