Elder Abuse -- Final Thoughts
This has been a pretty exhausting series to write. You have probably guessed, I think people who abuse the elderly have a special place saved in hell just for them. Not to be blunt, right...
Thanks for reading the series this week. Comments have been interesting to read. If I have helped one person gain a better understanding of elder abuse issues and prevent one person from being abused, then I consider this a good way to have spent my time. Imagine what we could all do if we all did one thing to help an elderly friend or family member avoid abuse.
With all that said, here are some good resources in this subject matter.
National Resources:AARP Policy and Research
Administration for Community Living
American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
American Psychological Association Elder Abuse and Neglect
Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect University of California, Irvine-School of Medicine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Elder Maltreatment
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Elder Justice Coalition
Elder Justice Initiative
National Adult Protective Services Association
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
National Council for Aging Care
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Office for Victims of Crime
Office on Violence Against Women
Virginia Resources:Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse
Office of the Attorney General, Elder Abuse & Neglect Squad
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Virginia Division for the Aging
Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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Jeff Sodoma, MPA, Esq. is a lawyer based in Virginia Beach, Virginia
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