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Solutions Online Think Tank-Elderly Abuse and the Problem with Aging

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Why Is It Bad to Grow Old in Today’s World? From seeking employment to saving a marriage there appears to be a challenge with elderly people being able to celebrate aging. There appears to be a rise in age discrimination and a push to make being elderly an undesirable trait. At the same time there is a problem with abusing the elderly that is in need of being addressed. A recent grant announcement is seeking an organization to further explore this dilemma of elderly abuse. ***** The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals to examine the problem of elder abuse, mistreatment, and neglect through the collection of data on cases of suspected elder abuse referred to Adult Protective Services (APS) agencies and cases reported to local law enforcement. The goals of this program are two-fold: 1) to examine the characteristics of cases of suspected elder abuse referred to APS and/or reported to police, in order to understand routes of reporting of elder abuse, as well as whether certain case characteristics impact case outcomes; and 2) to ascertain the feasibility of an ongoing and expanded collection of administrative data on cases of suspected elder abuse, mistreatment, and neglect. $300,000 GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/elder10sol.pdf ******* These programs are designed to offer tangible solutions to the critical issues that are challenging the quality of life in various populations. We invite forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and solutions oriented talkers to engage in meaningful problem solving. These episodes may be forwarded to government officials (or other interested entities) to let them review solutions oriented discussions.

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