Published October 30, 2004
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External external icon To report elder abuse or find services for older adults and their families, visit The Eldercare Locator external can also access the Locator by calling The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. How do I report elder abuse or abuse of an older person or senior? Call the police or immediately if someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger. If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, please tell someone. 3 Risk Factors and Health Outcomes. The prevalence of abuse and the context in which it occurs provide an important but incomplete picture of the overall burden of elder presented by Robert Wallace from the University of Iowa and XinQi Dong from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, factors have been identified that are associated with an increased risk for elder abuse, and adverse. Any person who is required to report elder abuse or exploitation must do so within 24 hours after observing or discovering the abuse. The report should be made to a local law enforcement agency (the police department or the county sheriff’s office in the county where the abuse took place).
Elder abuse can be defined as "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person". Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological and. Today’s guidance clarifies that it is generally acceptable under the law for financial institutions to report suspected elder financial abuse to appropriate local, state or federal agencies. Older adults can be attractive targets for financial exploitation and may be taken advantage of by scam artists, financial advisors, family members. Chapter Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act Article 2. Definitions § "Elder" "Elder" means any person residing in this state, 65 years of age or older. Civil Financial Exploitation Cal Wel & Inst Code § () WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE Division 9. Public Social Services Part 3. Elder abuse is significantly underreported. For every case known to programs and agencies, 24 are unknown. For financial abuse, only one in 44 cases is known. Help the California Association of Area Agencies of Aging and partners around the state to raise awareness about elder and dependent adult abuse. Learn about the different types of abuse.
In Elder Abuse: Conflict in the Family, Rosalie Wolf and Karl Pillemer, eds. Dover, MA: Auburn House. Pillemer K., and D. Finkelhor The prevalence of elder abuse: A random sample survey. Gerontologist Podnieks, E. National survey on abuse of the elderly in Canada. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 41(1/2) () to define the acts that constitute elder abuse and is supplemented by extant reviews of states’ APS laws, policies, and practices, as well as information that the Urban Institute gathered directly from state APS 1 For simplicity, this report uses “elder abuse,”but . The Administration for Community Living has a National Center on Elder Abuse where you can learn about how to report abuse, where to get help, and state laws that deal with abuse and neglect. Go to for more information. Or, call the Eldercare Locator weekdays at Physical/Sexual Abuse. Elder Abuse in the United States, National Institute of Justice, The Clinical and Medical Forensics of Elder Abuse and Neglect Dyer, Connolly and McFeeley, ; Lifecycle of Bruises in Older Adults, (abstract) Mosqueda, Burnight and Liao, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Addressing Elder Sexual Abuse: Developing a Community Response, Pennsylvania.