• Elder Abuse

    Educational Tools/Resources

    • NCEA's Elder Abuse Awareness Kit (2001)
      A resource kit to help educate people about the problems faced by elderly and disabled adults and how to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults.
    • NCEA's Training Resource Inventory (2002)
      This is a compilation of instructional resources on elder abuse prevention arranged by topic and audience.
    • NCEA's Where to Report Abuse
      This online resource provides a list of toll free state elder abuse hotlines for reporting abuse or neglect.

    Eldercare Locator

    1-800-677-1116. (M-F 9am-8pm ET; a resource to help older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors. If you know the City/County and Zip Code of an elder person being abused, it can refer you to the appropriate agency in the area to make a report.) For online search, access their web site at: http://www.eldercare.gov

    National Center for Victims of Crime Helpline

    1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255) or 1-800-211-7996 (TTY). (M-F 8:30 am-8:30 pm ET; providing information and referral to appropriate local services for crime victims.) Contact the National Center for Victims of Crime online at: http://www.ncvc.org

    Reports/Publications

    • Daily Money Management Programs: A Protection Against Elder Abuse (2003)
      This National Center on Elder Abuse report describes what money management programs are and how they can prevent elder abuse, and provides model programs and resources.
    • Domestic Violence in Later Life: An Overview for Health Care Providers(2002)
      This article in a 2002 issue of the journal Women & Health reviews domestic abuse in later life, and discusses the need for screening, documentation, and referrals, including safety planning and reporting of abuse.
    • Elder Mistreatment (1999)
      This article in the May 15, 1999 issue of the journal American Family Physician reviews the issues regarding elder abuse, presents findings that suggest a diagnosis, and a systematic approach to patient management.
    • A Fact Sheet on Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse (2002)
      This fact sheet provides an overview of the problem of abuse by caregivers under stress, red flags to look for, and things that can be done by agencies and community members.
    • The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study (1998)
      This National Center on Elder Abuse report describes the results of a national study on domestic elder abuse, revealing that reported cases are the "tip of the iceberg."
    • Preventing Elder Abuse by Family Caregivers (2002)
      This technical assistance manual produced by the National Center on Elder Abuse explores the interface between elder abuse and caregiver stress and the networks that serve caregivers and abuse victims.

    Links to Other Resources

    • Administration on Aging (AOA), U. S. Dept. HHS
      offers older persons and their caregivers information and resources on aging-related topics with translation in a variety of languages, and an extensive section dedicated to the information needs of professionals
    • American Bar Association (ABA): Commission on Law and Aging
      offers information to consumers on seniors' legal issues, including the online Law and Aging Resource Guide, a state-by-state listing of legal services and resources
    • American Society on Aging (ASA)
      offers resources and links to professional education, publications and resources in the field of aging
    • MEDLINEplus: Elder Abuse
      provides information on elder abuse from the National Library of Medicine)
    • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)provides information, data, and expertise to agencies, professionals, and the public; offers the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), a searchable database of research and other resources on elder abuse
    • National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) 
      provides a multilingual Web site offering training, technical assistance, and resources on abuse in later life
    • National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
      offers training, technical assistance and publications for professionals; conducts research; advocates for needed services for vulnerable seniors
    • National Council on Aging (NCOA) 
      advocates for public policies, develops programs, and conducts research in support of seniors; offers publications for professionals and consumers
    • National Women's Health Information Center, U.S. Dept. HHS: Violence Against Women
      provides information and resources, available in English and in Spanish, on a variety of violence against women topics, including: elder abuse, domestic and intimate partner violence, dating violence, and sexual assault
    • Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) is a free online resource with information about senior and elder dangers and safety options.
    • Nursing Home Abuse Report provides the most-up-to-date statistics and information relating to nursing home abuse. Their goal is to increse elder abuse awareness, educating the public with factual and current information relating to elder abuse and neglect within the United States and throughout the world.