Kentucky's Local Elder Abuse Coordinating Councils: a model for other states

Teaster, Pamela B. and Wangmo, Tenzin. (2010) Kentucky's Local Elder Abuse Coordinating Councils: a model for other states. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22 (1-2). pp. 191-206.

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In 1998 Kentucky's Local Coordinating Councils on Elder Abuse (LCCEAs) were established to intervene in cases of elder abuse in local communities. As of 2008 there were 39 LCCEAs in the state, covering 112 of Kentucky's 120 counties. This study was an attempt to understand a concerted statewide multidisciplinary team (MDT) effort related to elder abuse. Survey questions examined the roles, processes, varieties, and accomplishments of these councils. Nearly half of the councils have been in existence for less than 3 years. Councils provided a range of services from expert consultation to service provided for keeping members up to date about services, programs, and legislation. Roles for the councils included identifying service gaps and systemic problems and advocating for change. Half the councils conducted case reviews, and of those, most examined all types of cases. Lack of funding was a major problem for all councils. Funding came from a patchwork of sources, which suggested that it was inadequate and unreliable. The LCCEAs appear to function largely as community educators. To ensure the long-term viability of the LCCEAs and to better integrate and unify their efforts, LCCEAs need committed staffs, constant funding, clear vision and goals, and uniform and consistent outcome measures.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik
UniBasel Contributors:Wangmo, Tenzin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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  • pmid: 20390832
  • : 10.1080/08946560903446063
Last Modified:17 Nov 2017 09:12
Deposited On:17 Nov 2017 09:12

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