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NCJ Number: NCJ 241594     Find in a Library
Title: Family Members' Reports of Non-Staff Abuse in Michigan Nursing Homes
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Author(s): Zhenmei Zhang, Ph.D. ; Connie Page, Ph.D. ; Tom Conner, Ph.D. ; Lori A. Post, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:4  Dated:October - December 2012  Pages:357 to 369
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 13
  Annotation: This research examined mistreatment of nursing home residents by other residents.
Abstract: Recent research showed that mistreatment of nursing home residents by other residents may be highly prevalent. The present study examined the issue from family members' perspectives. The data came from the 2005 and 2007 random-digit dial telephone surveys of Michigan households with a family member in long-term care. Based on family members' reports, about 10 percent of nursing home residents aged 60 and over were abused by non-staff in nursing homes (e.g., other residents and visitors) during the past 12 months. Family members were more likely to report non-staff abuse when the nursing home residents were younger, were female, had behavior problems, and had greater level of physical functioning. Family members who reported staff abuse were four times more likely to also report non-staff abuse. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Stranger to stranger crimes ; Crimes against the elderly ; Elderly offenders ; Institutional elder abuse ; Michigan
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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