Invisible and at-risk: older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester; Older Mind Matters Ltd, Manchester; Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board; University of New South Wales
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AbstractDuring the COVID-19 pandemic the risks to older adults of systemic abuse and neglect have become amplified, alongside increasing abuse and neglect in the community. Novel risks have also evolved involving cybercrime and the use of remote technologies in health and social care related to the pandemic. This commentary brings together lessons to be learned from these developments and initial ideas for actions to mitigate future risks.
CitationBenbow, S. M., Bhattacharyya, S., Kingston, P., & Peisah, C. (2022). Invisible and at-risk: Older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 34(1), 70-76. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2021.2016535