Strategies for confronting ageism, racism, and abuse in later life during COVID-19

USC Center on Elder Mistreatment (Katie Block and Sara Mayer)
Description / Summary

This article from the University of Southern California (USC)outlines the existing presence of ageism, racism, and abuse experiences by vulnerable seniors and describes how COVID-19 has exacerbated these issues. The authors provide 9 recommendations (strategies) for supporting older adults and survivors during COVID-19.

"Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, older adult victims of crime and abuse experienced unique challenges and systemic barriers to accessing healing and justice services. The pandemic has exacerbated these barriers and created new challenges for older survivors in addition to the added stress and trauma of being higher risk for contracting and suffering from COVID-19".

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