The Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit

Source: National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Published: 2023


Elder mistreatment affects 1 in 10 older adults, but only 1 in 1000 older adults presenting in the emergency department are diagnosed with elder mistreatment. This toolkit contains resources that will address that imbalance by assessing staff knowledge and practice, training staff to use simple tools to screen older adults for elder mistreatment and respond to suspected cases, and forging connections with community partners.

Link: The Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Toolkit

Topics: Caregiving, Mandatory Reporting, Preparedness and Response, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Caregivers, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services