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Neglect of Older Persons: An Introduction to Legal Issues Related to Caregiver Duty and Liability
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Article
An introduction to legal issues related to liability for neglect of older persons including the duty and liability of caregivers to program administrators, policy makers, legislators, researchers, and others. This paper discusses case law on two issues: (1) whether there is a duty to care for an older person and (2) whether such a duty has been breached.

The Role of Attorneys, Courts, and Legal Mechanisms in the Prevention of and Intervention to Elder Abuse
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Bibliography
This bibliography focuses on the role of the attorney, the courts, and legal mechanisms in preventing and remedying elder abuse. References include articles addressing professional practice, creative legal remedies, and barriers to legal access and prosecution.