- 青森県立保健大学雑誌 (ISSN:13493272)
- vol.7, no.2, pp.223-240, 2006-12
国立情報学研究所の「学術雑誌公開支援事業」により電子化されました。The Elderly Abuse Prevention Law was adopted on November 1, 2005, and is slated to come into force on April 1, 2006. This is associated with the fact that the problem of elderly abuse has bubbled to the surface in recent years and begun to be regarded as a significant social problem. Given this, questions such as how homecare support centers, which handle living assistance for the elderly in a comprehensive manner, should respond to this problem and what can be done to relieve this problem through the practice and functions of care management, which has come into being as a result of the establishment of the elderly care insurance system, demand urgent consideration. The purpose of this paper is to compare the results of the research into the realities of elderly abuse at home, compiled by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and those of the similar research that the author has conducted on in-home elderly people in Aomori Prefecture, review the functions and roles of care management and identify challenges for the practice of care management.