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Thank you for visiting our website. We hope the information is helpful to you. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions and related resources. 

Q1: I suspect that my adult relative/friend/neighbor/client/patient/acquaintance is being abused or neglected. Who can help?

Q2: I’d like to learn about your elder abuse research and how the findings can be useful to service providers/investigators. Where should I start?

Q3: I'm developing a training course and would like to see what materials are already available. 

Q4: I would like to inquire about having a customized training presented by Elder Abuse Training faculty. How can I get information/a quote?

Q5: I would like information on statistics related to elder abuse.

Q6: I heard your community has the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center. How can I learn more about it?

Q7: I'm from an Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team and would like to consult the Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center about a case. Where do I start?

Q8: I'm a concerned citizen. How can I help prevent elder abuse in my community?

Q9: My adult relative/friend/neighbor/client/patient experienced abuse, neglect or exploitation. How can I help him/her deal with the effects of abuse?

Q10: I would like information on preventing elder mistreatment in nursing homes.

Q11: I would like information on statistics related to elder abuse

Q12: I'm a family caregiver for an older adult or adult with a disability. I need help . . . what resources are available?

 

technical_assistance

 

Q1: I suspect that my adult relative/friend/neighbor/client/patient/acquaintance is being abused or neglected. Who can help?

A: In California, ask your local Aging and Disability Information Referral Line by dialing 1-800-510-2020. You can also find reporting information by visiting the California Department of Social Services website at http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1298.htm

Anywhere in the U.S., call the ElderCare Locator for a referral by dialing 1-800-677-1116. You can also visit the NCEA State Directory http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Stop_Abuse/Get_Help/State/index.aspx to find agencies in your area

 

Q2: I’d like to learn about your elder abuse research and how the findings can be useful to service providers/investigators. Where should I start?

A: For summaries of our elder abuse-related research studies and findings, visit our Research page http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/research.asp 
To read our published articles and reports, visit http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/publications.asp 

 

Q3: I'm developing a training course and would like to see what materials are already available. 

A: You are welcome (with appropriate attribution) to use the materials we have posted at http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/education_overview.asp

We have some helpful links by professional discipline at http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/related.asp

Feel free to contact us at centeronelderabuse@uci.edu if you have additional questions about training specific types of audiences. 

 

Q4: I would like to inquire about having a customized training presented by Elder Abuse Training faculty. How can I get information/a quote?

A: Please send an email to centeronelderabuse@uci.edu and include specifics:

  • Target audience
  • Desired topic
  • Type(s) of expertise desired
  • Date(s)/Approximate date(s)
  • Length of the training/presentation
  • Location
  • Honorarium

Download a one-page flyer (PDF) about our training packages

Q5: I would like information on statistics related to elder abuse.

With a multitude of variations between (and even within) service systems, it can be difficult to find and interpret data on elder abuse incidence, prevalence, types, victim and perpetrator demographics, etc.  "The Availability and Utility of Interdisciplinary Data on Elder Abuse: A White Paper for the National Center on Elder Abuse" (NCEA, 2006) “highlights data sources on elder abuse in the health care, long term care, criminal justice, fiduciary, and legal services arenas, beyond adult protective services data.”

In California, sources of statistics include Adult Protective Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse.

Nationally, resources for statistical information include:

Q6: I heard your community has the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center. How can I learn more about it?

A: Visit our Elder Abuse Forensic Center page at http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/EAFC.asp and/or read related articles:

Q7: I'm from an Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team and would like to consult the Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center about a case. Where do I start?

A: Please contact Lynn Rodriguez at

Tel 1: 714-456-7938

Tel 2: 714-825-3087  Forensic Center

Email: lynnr@uci.edu 

Q8: I'm a concerned citizen. How can I help prevent elder abuse in my community?

Thank you for wanting to prevent elder abuse in your community. Ways to help include:

Know it, see it, report it.  Learn the signs and how to refer to community resources.
http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/Red%20Flags%20of%20Elder%20Abuse.asp

Raise awareness of abuse and neglect.
http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/related.asp Raising Public Awareness

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Q9: My adult relative/friend/neighbor/client/patient experienced abuse, neglect or exploitation. How can I help him/her deal with the effects of abuse?

A: 

National

California

 

Q10: I would like information on preventing elder mistreatment in nursing homes.

A: Below are some reasources that might help. 

If interested in partnering with us to present a training on elder abuse, learn about our training packages  

http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/docs/EATI_TrainingPackages2.pdf
and feel free to contact us with details about your training needs at
centeronelderabuse@uci.edu

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care http://www.theconsumervoice.org/ (formerly NCCNHR):

  • Advocates for public policies that support quality care and life;
  • Empowers and educates consumers and families;
  • Trains and supports individuals and groups to advocate for and empower consumers; 
    and
  • Promotes the critical role of direct-care workers and best practices in quality-care delivery

National Consumer Voice Factsheet on Abuse and Neglect
http://www.theconsumervoice.org/sites/default/files/advocate/Neglect-and-Abuse.pdf 

Join or support the Ombudsman programs.  Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the lives of long term care residents through advocacy, education, and resolving resident complaints.  
http://www.ltcombudsman.org/

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) is a non-profit organization, based in Philadelphia, that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people
http://www.carie.org/

Abuse Prevention Training Program for Long Term Care Staff
http://www.carie.org/programs-services/for-provider-professionals/abuse-prevention/ 

National Center on Elder Abuse--Nursing Home Abuse Prevention Profile & Checklist

  http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Resources/Publication/docs/NursingHomeRisk.pdf

National Center on Elder Abuse List of Reports and Studie

 http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data/index.aspx

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse - Abuse in Institutions
http://www.cnpea.ca/abuse_in_institutions.htm 

 

Q11: I would like information on statistics related to elder abuse

With a multitude of variations between (and even within) service systems, it can be difficult to find and interpret data on elder abuse incidence, prevalence, types, victim and perpetrator demographics, etc.  "The Availability and Utility of Interdisciplinary Data on Elder Abuse: A White Paper for the National Center on Elder Abuse" (NCEA, 2006) “highlights data sources on elder abuse in the health care, long term care, criminal justice, fiduciary, and legal services arenas, beyond adult protective services data.”

In California, sources of statistics include Adult Protective Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the Attorney General's Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse

The NCEA Directory of State Resources can help you find agencies in any state.
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Stop_Abuse/Get_Help/State/index.aspx    

 

Nationally, resources for statistical information include: 

 

Q12: I'm a family caregiver for an older adult or adult with a disability. I need help . . . what resources are available?

A: To get connected to local programs and services: 

Visit Elder Care Locator online:
http://eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx 
or call 1-800-677-1116

Visit National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed this website to help you understand what long-term care is, how and where you can get information and services you need - now or in the future, and how to pay for services.

http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/index.aspx