NCEA Research Brief

Mistreatment of LGBT Elders

A new research brief has been released by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) that compiles the latest available information and research relating to the mistreatment of LGBT elders. Information is provided on the occurrence of abuse, isolation as a risk factor, issues affecting help seeking, and tips for working with LGBT elders.

Among the findings: Many LGBT older adults are at high risk for elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. A pressing need for LGBT elders is dealing with social isolation as isolation is a risk factor for elder abuse. Fear of homophobia or transphobia keep LGBT elders from seeking help and services.
» Read the full release here