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National Elder Abuse Steering Committee. (2012) HSE elder abuse services 2011. Open your eyes, there's no excuse for elder abuse. Kildare: Health Service Executive.

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In 2011, 637 clients were identified as having some health issue. This represents 34% of the total group. The majority (n=521) had just one recorded health issue. Consistent with findings in previous years, physical ill health remains the dominant health issue followed by dementia and mental health.

Table 13: National breakdown on issues for the client 2008-2011 (p.38)
2008 2009 2010 2011
Drugs : - 0.27% 0.48% 0.18% 0.20%
Alcohol : - 8% 7% 5% 5%
Physical : - 41% 36% 39% 40%
Intellectual Disability : - 2% 3% 3% 3%
Dementia : - 12% 26% 26% 31%
Mental: - Health 27% 20% 20% 16%
Other : - 10% 7% 7% 7%


Date:April 2012
Pages:66 p.
Publisher:Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators:National Elder Abuse Steering Committee
Place of Publication:Kildare
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Crime against persons (assault / abuse / intimidation)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
T Demographic characteristics > Elderly / Older person
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery

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