Elder Abuse Prevention Program

Source: Institute on Aging Elder Abuse Prevention Program



The Institute on Aging’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program provides education, outreach, advocacy, and strategic partnerships to prevent and respond to the abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities. We provide presentations to professionals on how to identify, prevent, and report elder abuse. We provide presentations to older adults on how to protect themselves against abuse and scams. In partnership with San Francisco’s Adult Protective Services, Public Guardian’s Office, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, District Attorney’s Office, and Police Department, we hold twice monthly Elder Abuse Forensic Center meetings to discuss San Francisco’s most difficult-to-solve elder abuse cases. In addition, we convene Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team meetings six times a year for members of the public, legal services providers, private professionals, and local senior service programs to learn about resources available to elder abuse victims.

Our programs and services educate and prevent elder abuse by:

  • Training service providers and older adults on how to detect, prevent, and report elder abuse
  • Creating public awareness campaigns
  • Providing expert speakers specializing in:
    • Elder abuse
    • Dependent adult abuse
    • Scams & financial abuse
  • Coordinating the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensic Center and Multidisciplinary teams
  • Advocating for new policies and services
  • Participating in the San Francisco Family Violence Council

Link: Elder Abuse Prevention Program

Topics: Overview/General

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Finance, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Multidisciplinary

Level: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate