Help with an Elder Abuse Inquiry
Call the police or 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger.
If you have been the victim of abuse, exploitation, or neglect, please tell your doctor, a friend, or a family member you trust, or call the Adult Protective Services program in your area. If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect abuse has occurred or is occurring, please tell someone.
You can reach the Eldercare Locator by telephone at 1-800-677-1116. Specially trained operators will refer you to a local agency that can help. The Eldercare Locator is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Presentation Materials Toolkit from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA collaborated with subcontractor- the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life to create this NCEA Presentation Materials Toolkit. Designed to assist presenters in developing presentations on elder abuse and related phenomena, the toolkit includes:
- A Guide to Planning Your Elder Abuse Presentation
- Presenter Tip Sheets
- PowerPoint slide sets on the various forms of elder abuse and related phenomenon and supplemental materials for each module (2-4 page guides to related videos and references)– visit NCEA page here to access PowerPoints and supplemental materials
Trainer’s Toolbox and Facilitation Skills Online Training from the Office for Victims of Crime
An Educational Program to Assist Clinicians in Identifying Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (2012). Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.
Education and training of mandated reporters: innovative models, overcoming challenges, and lessons learned (2010). Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Assessing and Managing Caregiver Stress: Development of a Teaching Tool for Medical Residents (2008). Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.
Anger and Depression Management: Psychoeducational Skill Training Interventions for Women Caregivers of a Relative With Dementia (2003). The Gerontologist.
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Preventing Abuse by Family Caregivers, California Elder Justice Coalition (CEJC) Policy Brief
*For state-specific resources, visit the NCEA state resources page
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Resources for Older Americans
National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
National Consumer Voice for Long-Term Care
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)