Clinical Care Resources - Elder Abuse

This toolkit is a compilation of ideas and tools to support a more coordinated and effective community response to older women abuse.  This resource outlines what makes older women abuse unique, offers promising practices that respond to these unique needs, explores the intent, meaning and practices of obtaining informed consent to share a woman's personal health information, offers an overview of safety planning, provides a tool to explore and prioritize medium and longer term actions and provides a service directory based on potential actions outlined in the activation plan. 37 Pages.

The Caregiver Abuse Screen (CASE) is a screening measure for detecting abuse of seniors. It is intended for use with all clients who are caregivers of seniors, whether or not abuse is suspected. 2 Pages.

This guide includes interview techniques and questions to detect abuse, as well as related management strategies. 10 Pages.

The EASI was developed* to raise a doctor’s suspicion about elder abuse to a level at which it might be reasonable to propose a referral for further evaluation by social services, adult protective services, or equivalents. While all six questions should be asked, a response of “yes” on one or more of questions 2-6 may establish concern. The EASI was validated* for asking by family practitioners of cognitively intact seniors seen in ambulatory settings. 2 Pages.

This best practice guideline includes coverage of the harms caused by abuse and neglect as well as education and policy/organization/system recommendations that address resident-to-resident aggressive behaviour. Last reviewed May 2017. 130 pages.