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ELDER ABUSE is a violation of human rights and a significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation and despair. —World Heath Organization
National Center on Elder Abuse

Directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

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What's New and Notable
  • New Research to Practice Brief! The NCEA is pleased to release its newest research publication: “Mistreatment of African American Elders.” This brief synthesizes recent information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American elders, particularly involving financial exploitation and psychological abuse. This brief complements the NCEA’s existing research briefs on Latino elders and Asian Pacific Islander (API) elders. The brief is available to download in the NCEA publications database.
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  • In case you missed it, check out the Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes webinar here! This enlightening webinar hosted by our subcontractor the Consumer Voice, touched on a variety of important topics including overview of resident-to-resident aggression in order to assist Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) programs in effectively responding to complaints involving resident-to-resident aggression, as well as help prevent RRA and reduce the prevalence of these incidents.
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  • Do you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia? With funding from the Archstone Foundation, the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has created educational materials in English and Spanish for caregivers of people with dementia about preventing elder abuse. The English brochure provides information about elder abuse, tips for caregivers, and example scenarios (follow Read More link, below). The Spanish “fotonovela” tells a story through a series of lively photos about a caregiver struggling to care for her mother with dementia and learning about elder abuse (go to Resources > NCEA Publications, and select Dementia, Mental Health and Substance Abuse). Both materials include helpful resources for caregivers.
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  • Did you know there are numerous funding sources available which can be used to help older adult victims of abuse? Click the “Read More” link below to listen in or read about our collaborative Funding Available for Elder Abuse Victim Assistance webinar. Learn how you can apply for funding from two federal programs to support victim services for older adults in your community.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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