We are regularly on the web researching useful sites, current news, and stories about victims and survivors of Elder Abuse. What follows are online resources that may be of use to the elderly and their adult children or other caregivers. The list is both long and likely incomplete. We welcome suggestions, additions and even subtractions. When we find a great site we will share it here. Do you have a site or story you would like to share? Please contact [email protected]

Our Graying Society: Issues of Elder Abuse and Age Bias

by Paul Greenwood

( Click the title or this link to read the article )

Web Links

  • AARP
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Caregiver Resource Center
  • Council on Aging
  • The Ombudsman The Office of the Ombudsman examines complaints from members of the public who feel they have been unfairly treated by certain public bodies.
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Medicare
  • Visitation Guide for California Long Term Care Facilities and Hospitals
  • Silver Angels For the Elderly (S.A.F.E.): Our elderly need a voice.  There are abuses that go on daily at our assisted livings, nursing homes or by private caregivers.  We want to give our elderly, their loved ones, and caregivers a forum to have their complaints and fears about these abuses exposed on our website so that others can be aware of how to address these issues. "We will offer help, suggestions and whatever tools God has provided for us to help address these abuses and make people aware that they are not alone."
  • CANHR  California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers.

If You Need Immediate Help, Call:

Emergency: 911

Adult Protective Services (elder abuse) (800) 451-5155.  If you need legal assistance: click here for recommendations based on your city, state.

Housing and Services

Caregiving & Health

  • National Alliance for Caregiving. Reviews of more than 1,000 books, videos, Web sites and links.
  • Alzheimer's Abuse. Alzheimer’s abuse cases are believed to occur in high rates because patients are often unable to communicate their experiences of elder mistreatment or abuse. As a result, many Alzheimer’s abuse cases go unnoticed or unreported. It is important for family members to visit a loved one if he or she is living in a nursing home or assisted living facility. By regularly visiting with elderly loved ones, the family is able to monitor any changes in mood, behavior, appearance, or health that may indicate Alzheimer’s abuse or neglect. 
  • National Family Caregivers Association. Provides statistics, research and policy reports, tip sheets, first-person accounts, a newsletter and an exhaustive resource list.
  • MetLife Mature Market Institute. Reports from a research arm of the insurance company on the price of assisted living, the strains of long-distance caregiving, and the cost to employers of baby boomer employees involved in eldercare.
  • Strength for Caring. A site for family caregivers from Johnson and Johnson with original articles written by experts and how-to materials.
  • The Alzheimer's Association.
  • An advocacy organization dedicated to helping inform the public about mesothelioma and assisting patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses.

Legal and Financial

End of Life

  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. An excellent search tool for finding a hospice, as well as guides on issues related to palliative care, including Medicare coverage and techniques for communicating end-of-life wishes.
  • Caring Connections. Contains of the consumer information from NHPCO and has state-by-state advance directive forms.
  • Compassion and Choices.
  • Hospice Foundation of America. Information on end-of-life issues, such as pain management. One section called "Caregivers Corner" has links, reading lists and a self-assessment tool for caregivers to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses.



Lucid Love


Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.


Alzheimer's Association


Ageless Alliance

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Global Partners in Care


Silver Angels For the Elderly (S.A.F.E.)





  • An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the all the nation's skilled nursing facilities.
  • National Institute on Aging. Describes ongoing research on aging and lists clinical trials seeking participants.
  • U.S. Administration on Aging. Brief fact sheets on aging and links to outside resources for an assortment of caregiving issues, including financial planning, residential options, in-home services, case management and the law.



What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse and/or neglect is an intentional action that results in harm or creates a significant risk of harm (whether or not harm is intended) to an elder (defined as age 60 or older) by a caregiver or any other person the elder trusts. This includes a failure to protect the elderly individual from harm and/or meet his or her basic needs.

The six most commonly identified types of elder abuse include:

1.  Physical: This involves burning, hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, or any other show of force.

2.  Emotional: This involves behaviors that damage an elder’s self-worth or emotional well-being and includes destroying property, isolating the elder from friends and family, name calling, or deliberately scaring or embarrassing an elder.

3.  Financial and/or material exploitation:  This refers to the illegal misuse of an elder’s assets, money, or property.

4.  Abandonment: This involves a caregiver leaving an elder alone and no longer providing care for him or her.

5.  Neglect:  This refers to the failure to meet an elder’s basic needs, such as clothing, medical care, housing, and food.

6.  Sexual:  This involves forcing an elder to participate in a sexual act in which the elder does not or cannot consent.


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Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse and Isolation

By Kerri Kasem


  1. Make sure you know your parents’ medical and financial wishes before they get sick. 
  2. Document their wishes on video when they are still healthy or as soon as possible. Gather friends and family in a room. Use any recording device (your phone is a great choice), have them hold a newspaper for proof of date and say: “When I am sick, elderly or incapacitated, if anyone caring for me stops me from any and all forms of communication and/or visitation with my family and/or friends, they should be removed from making decisions about my care IMMEDIATELY!”
  3. Include the names of important family and friends on video, preferably stated by your loved one. 
  4. Scan the room with your recording device to document the people watching; the more friends and family present, the better.
  5. Your loved one should also state the name(s) of the person(s) they would want as guardian if there must be a guardianship, and ONLY when they are completely incapacitated. 
  6. Share a copy of video with everyone present, as well as any other family and close friends. 
  7. Repeat these steps with a lawyer when doing your will and estate plans. 


That is one preventative step.
This is not a will.
This is just a list of tips you should do for protection.
This is not legal advice.  




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