Effect of an elder abuse and self-neglect intervention on repeat investigations by adult protective services: RISE project
Published in the Journal of American Geriatrics June 10, 2023.
RISE is a community-based intervention designed to complement APS that provides enhanced services and a longer intervention phase. The objective of this study was to test whether exposure to the RISE/APS collaboration was associated with reducing the case outcome of recurrence (repeat investigations) compared to usual care APS only services.
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RISE: A Conceptual Model of Integrated and Restorative Elder Abuse Intervention
Published in The Gerontologist, June 15, 2022.
Despite a growing number of elder abuse (EA) cases nationwide, response programs such as adult protective services (APS) lack a defined, prolonged intervention phase to address these complex situations. This article presents RISE, a model of EA intervention that works alongside APS or other systems that interact with at-risk older adults.
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Our summer 2022 newsletter contains these exciting updates:
We introduce A Helping Voice - a new service to support people concerned about the safety of older Mainers. Learn more here.
Friend of the agency, Mary Lou Ciofi shares her perspective on ageism in an interview with Elder Advocate Kathryn Harnish. Read more here.
Elder Advocates answer the question: What would you want other people - EAIME supporters, legislators, community partner - to know about your work? Read more here.
We share an article published in The Gerontologist about our work. Read more here.
We are hiring a new Advocate to join our Elder Service Connections Program. Click here for more information.
Read the entire Summer 2022 newsletter here.
Our December 2021 Newsletter includes stories about:
Efforts to acknowledge and help repair harm in relationships using restorative approaches adapted to incidences of elder abuse, exploitation and neglect.
The theme of ageism across articles and the thoughtfulness with which people across Maine are bringing it to light
An introduction to exploitation via online scams and the growing impact romance scams have on the financial well-being of older folks.
Read the entire newsletter here.