ELDER ABUSE RESOURCES

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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Elder abuse, including neglect, on the rise as world's population begins to age
By 2050, seniors will outnumber children for first time in history. Cynthia Thoresen, of Australia, gives a glimpse into how an increasing number of elderly spend their golden years: neglected, injured and alone.
Daily News, December 23, 2013

Family charged with starving grandmother to death
A 72-year-old Florida woman weighed only 59 pounds when she died. Authorities said her daughter and granddaughter plotted to kill her after she let her family members live in her house in 2011.
Daily News, November 09, 2013

Abuse of Residents a Major Problem in U.S. Nursing Homes
Report prepared by the Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives, July 30, 2001 regarding abuse of residents in nursing homes. [PDF]

Elder Abuse
Fact sheet from the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions
Fact sheet from the American Psychological Association.

Elder Abuse is Topic of County Pamphlet
Inland Empire Online, June 17, 2001

Elder Abuse Victims Suffer in Silence
Chicago Sun-Times, December 16, 2001

ELDER JUSTICE: Medical Forensic Issues Concerning Abuse and Neglect (Draft Report)
Draft Report from the National Institute of Justice regarding the medical, legal, and organizational issues surrounding abuse and exploitation of elderly citizens.

Elders Rights & Resources
Information and resources from the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Facts about Law and the Elderly

A publication from the American Bar Association regarding laws and the elderly.

Family Violence Intervention: The Role of the Dental Team in Recognition & Referral
Information for dentists and their staff on recognizing and referring suspected cases of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, and spousal abuse.

Financial Exploitation of Elders
Information from the National Center for Victims of Crime.

The Growing Tragedy of Elder Abuse
The Associated Press, March 21, 2001

Jury Awards $1.5M Over Cancer Pain
The Associated Press, June 14, 2001

Little Being Done to Stop Elder Abuse: Experts
Reuters, June 18, 2002

Management of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Policy Statement from the American College of Emergency Physicians, October 2001.

Many Seniors Get 'Woefully Inadequate' Pain Treatment, Study Says
The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2001

The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study
U.S. Department of Aging report on Elder Abuse, September 1998. [PDF]

New Laws Designed to Protect Children, Elderly From AbuseThe Telegraph, July 23, 2001

Nurses Jailed For Abusing Pensioners
BBC News, July 26, 2001

Nursing Home Abuse Unlike Other Crimes
The Associated Press, March 3, 2002

Nursing-Home Assaults Skyrocket in Mass.
The Boston Herald, March 17, 2002

Senior Population Expanding And So Is: Elder Abuse
Mount Shasta News, November 7, 2001

She 'Felt Like a Prisoner'
Daily News, June 11, 2001

Stanford Doc and Mother Arraigned
San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2002

State's New Abuse Law Nets Conviction
The Clarion-Ledger, November 15, 2001

US Govt. to Make Nursing Home Quality Data Public
Reuters Health, November 20, 2001

Victimization of the Elderly
Report and resources from the National Victims Assistance Academy, U.S. Dept. of Justice.

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Action on Elder Abuse
Astral House
1268 London Road
London SW16 4ER
Phone: 020 8765 7000
Freephone Helpline in UK: 0808 808 8141
Freephone Helpline in Republic of Ireland: 1 800 940 010
www.elderabuse.org.uk
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is the UK's only national organisation giving help and information to all concerned about the abuse of older people.

Eldercare Locator
Toll-free: 1-800-677-1116
www.eldercare.gov
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide toll-free service assisting older adults and their caregivers in finding local services. Search by state/zip, or phone.

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
222 College St., Suite 106
Toronto, Ontario
MST 3J1 Canada
Phone: 416 978-1716
www.inpea.net
The INPEA aims to increase society's ability, through international collaboration, to recognise and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs. Chapters in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Australia/Oceania.

National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o Center for Community Research and Services
University of Delaware
297 Grant Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-3525
www.ncea.aoa.gov
State-by-state laws and resources regarding elder abuse, education, statistics, free newsletter.

National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
1828 L St., NW
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 332-2275
www.nccnhr.org
Working to end the abuse of the elderly in nursing homes.

Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 203
Toronto, ON, M4P 1K5
Phone: (416) 916-6728
Victim support line in Toronto: (416) 314-2447
Toll-free: 1-888-579-2888
http://www.onpea.org/
Non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the prevention of elder abuse and neglect.

State Elder Abuse Hotlines
www.nccafv.org/state_elder_abuse_hotlines.htm

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