Protecting care home residents from mistreatment and abuse: on the need for policy

@inproceedings{Phelan2015ProtectingCH,
  title={Protecting care home residents from mistreatment and abuse: on the need for policy},
  author={Amanda Phelan},
  booktitle={Risk management and healthcare policy},
  year={2015}
}
With a rising older person population with increasing life expectancies, the demand for care homes will increase in the future. Older people in care homes are particularly vulnerable due to their dependencies related to cognitive and/or functional self-care challenges. Although many care homes provide good care, maltreatment and abuse of older people can and does occur. One major step in preventing and addressing maltreatment in care homes is having comprehensive and responsive policy, which… CONTINUE READING