World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015 - Resources
Publish Date: June
AARP Resources ON elder abuse
AARP Newsmaker with Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary on Aging, US DHHS
ASA Greenlee discusses strategy to curb elder abuse
Elder Abuse: When Caregiving Goes Wrong:
Eye-opening story about the hiring of a home health aide devolving into significant financial trouble.
Join the Fight Against Elder Abuse:
Article on “Where We Stand” in the fight against elder abuse and outlines important consequences of the Older Americans Act.
Protecting Yourself Against Consumer Fraud:
Warning signs to know if you’re being targeted and tips to avoid being a victim of consumer financial fraud.
Domestic and International Resources on Elder Abuse
World Health Organization Ageing and Life Course Topics:
This site explores the issue of elder abuse from a global perspective and describes all the forms of elder abuse: physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. It calls for culturally sensitive solution and describes the scope of the problem, risk factors, and prevention strategies.
Administration on Aging:
Provides overview of definition of elder abuse and the warning signs of elder abuse, as well as links to external resources to learn more.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Live Streaming:
International conference of major stakeholders, leaders, and innovators concerned with the prevalence of elder abuse coming together to discuss solutions and raise awareness to the social justice and societal problem of elder abuse.
Phone: 1-800-677-1116, M-F, 9a-8p ET
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the US Administration on Aging and allows users to search by zip or city/state for services on a wide-range of topics from health insurance to elder abuse prevention to legal assistance.
National Center on Elder Abuse Administration on Aging State Resources:
This site is run by the Department of Health and Human Services and holds an interactive map of the US where users can click on their state and be linked to hotlines, state government agencies, and applicable laws and regulations pertaining to elder abuse.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care:
This site is specifically for individuals in a long-term care setting, family members, or other advocates of people in long-term care seeking avenues to file a complaint or other resources. The site allows users to locate an Ombudsman, Citizen Advocacy group, or other long-term care resources via an interactive state map. Resources by state include the address, phone, and website information of state and local ombudsmen, as well as local and other relevant advocacy groups.