Elder Abuse Prevention Program

“I’m afraid someone is stealing my elderly neighbor’s money.”

The Institute on Aging is a fierce advocate for preventing elder abuse. To help fight the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults, we offer several programs and services aimed at identifying and educating others of signs of elder abuse. To learn more about our program and services, please call 415.750.4111.

Our programs and services designed to educate and help prevent abuse include:

  • Training on awareness, prevention and reporting elder abuse
  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Expert speakers specializing in:
    • - Elder abuse
    • - Dependent adult abuse
    • - Domestic violence in later life
  • Multi-disciplinary team discussions on: €
    • - Elder and dependent adult abuse cases €
    • - Best practices and new services and resources.
  • Public advocacy for new policies and services
  • A member of the Family Violence Council and Elder Death Review Team

NIH Hosts Workshop to Examine Multiple Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse

2015 White House Conference on Aging
November 13, 2015

Institute on Aging participated in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. For more information click here.

City Visions: Senior Scams and How to Protect Against Fraud

KALW Local Public Radio
November 30, 2015

Listen to Shawna Reeves, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention at the Institute on Aging, contribute to a discussion on senior scams and what older people and their families can do to protect themselves against fraud. Listen here.

Elder Abuse Resources

This guide is a joint venture effort of Institute on Aging and the University of California, Irvine. The 368+App includes:

  • Warning signs of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation (What to look for in caretaker behavior or in the health, home environment or behavior of an elder or dependent adult)
  • Summary of Penal Code 368 and other penal codes that may be used in crimes against the elderly
  • Tips on memory loss, people with dementia as witnesses, the caretaker’s role and how to assess bruises, pressure sores and other common injuries
  • Agency contacts for cross-reporting and providing assistance to victims
Currently available for Droid devices, iPhones, and iPads. You can also view the 368+ App on your mobile web browser.
 

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Tenth Annual Social Justice Symposium

Institute on Aging's Director of Elder Abuse Prevention, Shawna Reeves will be presenting a workshop called “Elder Justice Comes of Age: Dispatches from the Elder Abuse Prevention Field" at this year’s UC Berkeley Social Justice Symposium. The 10th Annual Social Justice Symposium will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, CA.

For more information on the event itself, please click here.

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Questions?

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Simply call Institute on Aging Connect at 415.750.4111 or 650.424.1411. Our dedicated Client Service Specialists are ready to help.