Interventions for elder abuse and neglect with frail elders in Japan

 

Author(s)Shibusawa, Tazuko, Kodaka, Manami, Iwano, Skinji and Kiyoko Kaizu
Title

Interventions for elder abuse and neglect with frail elders in Japan

Source Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, May 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 2, p203-211
Date 2005
Document type Journal article
Coverage Japan 
Summary Research in Japan indicates that the stresses of caregiving can lead to the mistreatment and abuse of elderly and frail family members. In this article the researchers discuss crisis intervention strategies implemented by social workers at Home Care Support Centres in Japan. Several case studies are used to illustrate the effectiveness and limitations of those strategies which included ongoing monitoring, arranging formal health care at home, visiting nurse care, and moving the elderly person to a nursing facility. 
Keywords Elder abuse; neglect; caregiving; interventions; Japanese elders   
Topic Elder abuse