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Purpose – This article aims to explore the perpetrators of abuse among older women living in the community. The study examines whether differences between the perpetrators of different forms of abuse, and for different groups of older women (e.g. by income or age groups) can be detected....
Purpose – Millions of older adults in the USA are being abused, neglected, and exploited. Older victims who are abused by a spouse, partner, family member, or caregiver experience unique barriers and challenges. The Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) funds a small...
Purpose – Violence and abuse often occur within the immediate family. However, violence against older women in families is still a taboo topic and professionals who work in community health and social services are often the only persons who have access to the target group. The purpose of this...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of domestic abuse on the health and lives of older women. Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative research design was used and data were collected using in‐depth interviews with 16 older women who had experienced domestic...
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