Massachusetts It needs to be addressed, many experts believe, not by thinking in terms of perpetrator, victim, and punishment, but by looking at causes and prevention — by improving care. Laura Mosqueda, a practicing geriatrician and director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, believes that nursing homes should be seen as responsible for easing aggression. “Let’s not forget that the people [in this study] … are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Even if they’re the ones who are ‘perpetrating’ some of this, they’re not the ones who should be held accountable,” Mosqueda says.
November 26, 2014