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What Prompts Elder Abuse? This Doctor Found Out – Forbes

“I see lots and lots of older adults who either report that they fell or the caregiver or whoever’s standing next to them says, ‘They fell,’” Rosen said in a recent interview. “And we assume that some of those falls are, in fact, not falls but physical abuse.”

As of yet, there aren’t good ways to distinguish one from the other. But after working with professionals in other areas, including law enforcement, a prosecutor’s office and social workers, Rosen was able to figure out what happens before the violence descends.