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Elder Abuse

BASE: Brief Abuse Screen for the Elderly

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The BASE – Brief Abuse Screen for the Elderly

For early intervention to be possible, intake workers must always be alert to the possibility of abuse. They have to make a quick decision on the likelihood of abuse even at first contact. This first contact may be on the phone and may be brief, which is why it is particularly important to have a quick and easy screening method for case identification. Use of the BASE helps determine answers to questions such as: What kinds of abuse are more common? And, how quickly does intervention need to take place? * The BASE provides a written assessment for the workers who subsequently become involved

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