Exposure to the COVID-19 virus, which has become a global pandemic, challenges society, in general, and the older adult population, in particular. This epidemic has had a significant impact on different aspects of daily life among older adults in the community, and in long-term care facilities and institutions. In addition, it has affected the roles of professionals, formal (private/hired caregivers) and informal caregivers (family members), organizations, NGOs, government offices, and policy makers. The current chapter aims to provide professionals with the necessary knowledge needed to assess situations of suspected abuse/neglect and to provide effective interventions in the new life routine, in light of COVID-19, and in the case of future "states of emergency" or other threatening situations. Three case studies will be presented followed by principles, guidelines, and recommendations for implementing interventions regarding older adults and other target populations at risk of abuse/neglect. These guidelines are a product of the discussions held by the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect.
|Title of host publication||Handbook on COVID-19 Pandemic and Older Persons|
|Subtitle of host publication||Narratives and Issues from India and Beyond|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 22 Jun 2023|
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- Integrated approach
- Older people
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)
- Social Sciences (all)