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Challenges in Elder Mistreatment Programs and Policy

This policy-oriented discussion broadly ex amines what eIder mistreatment is, its causes, its prevalence, how the programs that address it are structured and regulated, and the interventions or actions being taken to respond to it. The purpose of this wide sweep inventory and status update is to illuminate the array of challenges in the eIder mistreatment program area to help organize and direct future policy actions. Recommendations are offered for social work involvement in program development policy and determination.