Eilon Caspi, PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Research Overview

The general areas of research I am interested in include: 1. Improving understanding and prevention of various forms of elder mistreatment (e.g. neglect of healthcare, abuse, financial exploitation) in long-term care homes (such as nursing homes and assisted living residences); 2. Distressing and harmful resident-to-resident incidents in long-term care homes; 3. Psychosocial strategies for prevention of various forms of behavioral expressions among elders with dementia.

Selected projects I am currently working on include: 1. Trajectories leading to neglect of healthcare in assisted living and nursing homes (a qualitative study utilizing 300 state investigation reports substantiated as neglect and leading to serious bodily injury and death of residents); 2. Comparison between standard inspections and complaints with a focus on scope/severity level citation issued for mistreatment violations in nursing homes (secondary data analysis of CMS nationwide dataset consisting of state survey deficiency citations); 3. Resident-to-resident incidents in 12 assisted living residences dedicated to caring for elders with dementia in four states (examining the circumstances surrounding these episodes as well as risk and protective factors).

Examples of past projects: 1. An exploratory study examining the circumstances surrounding the death of 105 elders as a result of resident-to-resident incidents in dementia in long-term care homes; 2. Neglect of healthcare in assisted living residences; 3. Financial exploitation and drug diversion in assisted living residences.


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston 2010
MA, University of Haifa 2003
BSW, Tel Aviv University 1999

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