Nursing Home Social Services Directors and Elder Abuse Staff Training

Mercedes Bern-Klug, Bushra Sabri

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


In a nationally representative study of 1,071 nursing home social services directors 80% of social services departments provided resident rights training and 60-70% were involved in abuse training. Departments headed by recent grads and in chain nursing homes or in the northeast were more likely to be involved in training. Seventy-two percent of social services directors were able to provide one-on-one training about reporting suspected abuse; education and licensure were related to ability to train.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-20
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • elder abuse and neglect
  • long-term care
  • quantitative
  • social services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Nursing Home Social Services Directors and Elder Abuse Staff Training'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this